Dave Roberts has been one of those annoying bike couriers, a security guard, a Civil Servant, a KFC chef who was fired for trying to steal a sample of the secret recipe and a train driver – all before reaching 20. After that, he settled for a career in advertising, which was eventually cut short by illness – but not before accidentally winning a Silver Lion at Cannes.
His first book, e-luv: an internet romance came out in 2006 and was followed by The Bromley Boys (which has recently been made into a film starring Alan Davies and Martine McCutcheon) two years later.
In 2011, his third book, 32 Programmes was published and was shortlisted for the William Hill Sports Book of the Year. Sad Men, the tale of Dave’s disastrous attempts to climb the advertising ladder came out in March 2014.
His new book, Home and Away, came out in August 2016 and tells the story of coming back to the UK after 35 years and finding that everything has changed – including his football team, who have suddenly become successful