Keith Hann

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Gender Male
Industry Communications or Media
Occupation Writer
Location Alnwick, Northumberland, United Kingdom
Introduction Keith Hann is a serial quitter: professionally as a historian (the last days of the British Empire), then an investment analyst (the last days of the British food industry) and finally as a financial public relations consultant (the last days of pretty much any company that was deluded enough to hire him). In each case he packed it in just when there might have been some chance of making a few quid out of it. Then there is his personal life score: engagements 4, marriages 1. For the last few years Keith has been indulging himself as a hobby journalist. It seems unlikely that he will ever make a living out of this. And if he ever shows signs of making it Big, his resignation will be going straight into the post. In November 2007 Keith started blogging (a) to take the mickey out of the genre, (b) because a misguided friend told him that it was the ideal way to secure his Big Break as a writer, and (c) to chronicle the final days of a dying breed of solitary English curmudgeon. Nothing remarkable about any of that, except that it somehow convinced a beautiful, funny young woman that she had finally met the man of her dreams. As we always say Up North, there’s nowt so queer as folk.
Interests Opera, theatre, films, history, current affairs, comedy, classic novels, modern fiction, writing, England, countryside, Border terriers, hill walking, non-hill walking, electrically-assisted cycling, cooking, eating out, eating in, drinking, but mainly drinking
Favorite Movies All That Jazz, Blazing Saddles, Cabaret, Death in Venice, The Flying Scotsman, Groundhog Day, The Plank, The Wizard of Oz, Withnail & I.
Favorite Music Anything by Handel, almost anything by Benjamin Britten.
Favorite Books Alms For Oblivion, Both The Ladies and The Gentlemen, Catch 22, Alan Clark Diaries, The Code of the Woosters, Decline and Fall, The Code of the Woosters, Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency, Emma, England Their England, The Harpole Report, The History Man, James Lees-Milne Diaries, Lucky Jim, Northern Lights, Notes From A Small Island, A Shropshire Lad, Squire Haggard's Journal, The Way We Live Now, Things My Girlfriend And I Have Argued About, Troubles, Wuthering Heights.