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I am a primary school teacher from Salisbury in Wiltshire. After a gap year spent volunteering at a children’s care home in Nova Scotia, Canada, I graduated from the University of Southampton in 2005 with a degree in Geography.  I went on to teach English in Tokyo for 4 years in my mid-twenties and was there during the much reported 2011 Earthquake. I have a great fondness for Japan and enjoy visiting whenever I can. When not writing silly little poems, I like to tread the boards at Salisbury’s Studio Theatre.

I developed a passion for telling my own limericks after eliciting chuckles from friends and family members alike. I then decided to put pen to paper to chronicle my ideas. I am one of four brothers and attributes his love of humour to his close-knit family, especially his mother. 100 British Limericks is a nod to the country James is proud to call home. A Salisbury boy through and through, a mention of this fair city can be found inside. 100 British Limericks is a collection of his own work and it’s his first book.

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