Today is my birthday and I appear to be unfeasibly old – not sure how that happened as in my mind it seems like only the other day I had a silly haircut, even worse taste in clothes and was sitting on the floor of the Refectory in the Student Union Building at Leeds University watching a Prog Rock band. Turns out it was 50 years ago. I still listen to Prog, my fashion choices remain suspect – but at least my hair is now silver rather than mouse.
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Descended from a motley crew of smugglers and witches, Christian was born a chime-child with a caul and grew up in a haunted medieval house by the harbourside in the Yorkshire seaside town of Scarborough.
According to folklore a caul-shrouded chime-child can't drown at sea but can see and talk to faerie folk and also has protection against spells cast by malevolent sorcerers. And yes, he was once commissioned to go on a werewolf hunt on the night of a full moon by a newspaper. Spoiler alert: he didn't find one. (Or it didn't find him.)
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