I was born two thirds of the way through the last century, in London, England. I was educated at a rundown state school in Kent, and the ancient University of Aberdeen, where I graduated with a degree in English and Classics. After this I studied for a PhD at Cambridge, the subject of which had to do with both Robert Browning and the Classics. I presently work for Royal Holloway, University of London teaching English Lit and Creative Writing. I live to the west of London with my wife Rachel and our children.
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This is what we all look like:
That's us, drawn by the one on the left. It's a good likeness of her, actually; and of Rachel. But, to speak frankly, it's not a representation of me that achieves what you'd call photographic verisimilitude. I hate to be critical, but it just isn't a good likeness. I don't (just as a for-instance) have a Hitler Moustache. Nor have I contemplated growing one. Nor can I float three feet off the ground -- I only wish that I could. But apart from that...
As to the mysterious writing in the sky: I'll leave that to the myriad fans of Dan Brown's next novel to decode all that. I havn't a clue; but I'm confident that somebody suitably skilled in cryptography will be able to wrest meaning from its mystery.