Ivan Blake

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I was born next to the pub in a small village in England whose church was haunted by the Grey Lady and whose churchyard held my ancestors. My family immigrated to Canada when I was five and I attended sixteen schools before completing grade eleven. I did undergraduate and postgraduate studies in Canada and the United States and taught university for fifteen years before joining the Federal Government. I have written radio documentaries, a Christmas special for television and a vampire stage play, all of which have been performed. I have lectured and advised governments all over the world, and now travel purely for pleasure. I love reading, wines and water gardening, and am a father and a grandfather, and most important, a husband of nearly fifty years.