Patrick Gooch

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Patrick Gooch has enjoyed a varied and interesting career. He studied History of Art, and lectured at the Central School of Art and Design in London. However, marketing has long been his main occupation; and in this role he has worked for a number of international companies.

In recent years, Patrick was appointed chief executive of a Spanish government trade council; which led to the award of `Commander of Civil Merit` conferred on him by King Juan Carlos.

Thereafter, he joined his wife`s trade development company, working with European senders to the UK as well  as exporters from Central and South America.

It was the tedium of  long-haul business flights and time spent in impersonal hotel rooms that prompted Patrick to take up writing.  Thus far,  a number of his novels have been published – most combining fact with fiction, taking a different slant on actual events.