In the beginning there was me and Mum and Dad and the twins. And talk about happy families, we were bountiful.
But it came to pass that I started doing sins.
And lo, that's when all our problems began...
Morris Gleitzman was born in Lincolnshire and moved to Australia in his teens. He worked as a paperboy, a shelf-stacker, a frozen chicken de-froster, an assistant to a fashion designer and more, before taking a degree in Professional Writing at Canberra College and becoming a writer. He has written for TV, stage, newspapers and magazines but is best known for his hugely successful children's books including Two Weeks with the Queen, Bumface, Once, Then and Now.