James Paterson is a primary school teacher from Salisbury in Wiltshire. After a gap year spent volunteering at a children's care home in Nova Scotia, Canada, he graduated from the University of Southampton in 2005 with a degree in Geography. James went on to teach English in Tokyo for 4 years in his mid-twenties and was there during the much reported 2011 Earthquake. He has a great fondness for Japan and enjoys visiting whenever he can. When not writing silly little poems, James likes to tread the boards at Salisbury's Studio Theatre. He developed a passion for telling his own limericks after eliciting chuckles from friends and family members alike. James then decided to put pen to paper to chronicle his ideas. He is one of four brothers and attributes his love of humour to his close-knit family, especially his mother. 100 British Limericks is a nod to the country James is proud to call home. A Salisbury boy through and through, a mention of this fair city can be found inside. 100 British Limericks is a collection of his own work and it's his first book.