To Mum and Dad, for being such wonderful parents and for encouraging us to live our lives to the full. And look, I’ve written a book, I told you that ‘A’ in my English ‘O’ level wasn’t a fluke.
To Alphonse, Agathe, Auguste, and Apolline, so that hopefully you will understand one day why Daddy travelled so much. And when you are old enough to read this and all I’m doing is lazing around on a beach, surfing and drinking fine red wine, you’ll know that there was once a time when I had a proper job.
To Karine for all of your support, encouragement, help, advice, fun and above all understanding on our journey from London to Sydney to Paris to New York and beyond.
Thanks too, to all of the people who worked so tirelessly to help me make this book ...