JOHN DAVIES, born in the 1920's, if anything, was destined to be a professional footballer. The only son of Stanley Davies who played for Preston North End, Everton and West Bromwich Albion between 1919-30 as well as making 18 appearances for Wales. However the outbreak of World War II when he was an apprentice professional footballer altered John's life, as it did for most young men at that point in history. He joined up and spent the next five years in the RAF making two tours of duty as a rear gunner with Bomber Command. After the war he went into journalism and worked as a sportswriter with the Daily Mail and Daily Express travelling the world to cover top sporting events for the next 35 years.
As a sportswriter he wrote several books such as 'Moonstruck Parrots', a coffee table 100 year history of Soccer, 'Golden Studs' a parody on galactic, millionaire footballers such as David Beckham, as well as biographies of Brian Clough, Lester Piggott and Billy Wright. He moved to Majorca on the death of his wife, Rosa, starting a switch of genre to fiction in 2004. His first novel the mafia orientated 'Lorenzo's Legacy', also published by Trafford, sold well and the movie rights were bought by Hollywood, although the cameras have not started to roll as yet. This, his second novel, 'Inseperable', deals with the curse of the 21st Century, terrorism.