NORMAN FERGUSON has been interested in history ever since receiving the Ladybird book on Robert the Bruce when a youngster. He studied Scottish history at university although little has been retained. In his spare time he has written comedy for radio, TV and books. His proudest comedy moment is making Radiohead misery-guts singer Thom Yorke laugh out loud on Radio One. After a spell writing non-fiction history books he felt it was time to use this accumulated knowledge for light-hearted ends.