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Ossie Hopkins read English Literature at Durham and then taught English and also rock climbing at a seventies comprehensive. He progressed to management: apprentice to Cheshire’s chief education sorcerer. A Masters at Manchester University promoted the career but not the writing.

As deputy director with Birmingham LEA he produced plenty of soundbites for the dailies, Central TV and Pebble Mill but never got round to real writing.

Later he became chief executive at Ribble Valley Council. Strategy papers abounded and leadership’s just like teaching: helping people grow. Must get all this written down. Too late! Palace revolution! Ossie leaves the same way he arrived: fired with enthusiasm!

Still, one door closes... And here’s a brand new international institute for customer service looking for advocacy in the public sector. Further corridors-of-power to tramp but yet again - more speechifying than writing.

Shown the door...to the open road; and supporting his son’s haulage business. Eighteen-hour days afford plenty of material but little opportunity to write it down until long-awaited, enforced leisure produces Chalk for Cheese and now Infinite Riches.
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Infinite Riches

Infinite Riches

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Chalk for Cheese

Chalk for Cheese

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