Eheu! Where else on the island would you get a Latin pun in your headline, eh? I'm wasted I tell you, wasted! No, well, er, moving on, I've got a bit more griff on Dexter Dias, one of the new owners of TransEuropa, our Ramsgate to Oostende (Ostend in old money) shipping line.
If you recall, Mr Dias Senior passed away last month, and ownership transferred to his two sons. Dex is apparently an internationally renowned barrister, who has prosecuted and defended in many high profile criminal and human rights cases. He's even had a play written about one of them. And in his spare time he writes John Grisham style bestsellers about how lawyers can solve everything, some of which have been optioned for film and TV. Now he can add roll-on, roll-off ferries to his list of impressive achievements.
Actually, a nice little earner like TransEuropa might come in handy should the thriller writing not go well. After all, one reviewer on Amazon describes Dex's Above The Law as 'derivative nonsense (which) reads like Rumpole of the Bailey on mogadoms'!
Click here to read Dexter's profile at Garden Court Chambers
Buy Dexter Dias books on Amazon