Securing a degree in chemistry, well before the days of modular exams, was a very good start for David, and his using this degree to embark on a lifetime career in accountancy seemed, at the time, like the best next step to take. And in a way it was. Becoming a partner in one of the world’s ‘Big Four’ firms of accountants proved to be surprisingly interesting and constantly challenging.
However, over the years, a belief became fixed in David’s mind that he hadn’t been put on this Earth just to provide opinions on financial statements but also to provide opinions on human nature. Not pompously or even vehemently – but in the only way he knew how: through humour.
So he started to write – and in this writing to focus particularly on what the nature of human nature was doing to the nature of the natural world – first through some ‘sci-fi humour’ and latterly through some ‘travelogue humour’.
Whether what he has filled his books with will meet with universal approval is open to question. He even has doubts about it himself. However, whilst his opinions might prove stimulating, irritating, provocative or just plain offensive, his humour should provide anybody who reads his books with a jolly good laugh. Because, with what he and the rest of his species are visiting on this planet, one thing he doesn’t have any doubt about whatsoever is that sooner rather than later, we will all need to develop our ability to have a jolly good laugh indeed – even if it is of the somewhat hollow variety…