Patrick Campbell, who is the same size as Jack Doyle
(6 feet 4 inches), was born in Dublin in 1913, studied at Oxford (didn't
finish), was in business in Europe before the War (didn't profit) and worked on
London and Dublin newspapers while he acquired a reputation as a humorist with
such books as A Short Trot with a Cultured Mind. Married, with one child, he is
the son and heir of Lord Glenavy, an Irish financier. "This makes it easier
for me to obtain good terms from bookmakers," he says, "and quicker
attention from headwaiters."