John Clarke was born in New Zealand and passed away in 2017. He was one of Australia's best-known and most loved faces on TV. A comedian, writer and actor, his appearances include the famous Fred Dagg character, 'The Gillies Report' and 'The Games'. John's books include A Dagg at My Table, The Howard Miracle and The 7.56 Report. His novel, The Tournament, was released in the UK and US to great critical acclaim.
`...Assessment of his The Games co-writer Ross Stevenson that Clarke was "the great satirist in the English language" is probably pretty close to the mark.' * Otago Daily Times * `The late John Clarke, aka Fred Dagg, really was a satirical one-off ... Tinkering is packed with puzzles and propositions, with tea-fuelled musings on everything from plumbing to Paul Holmes. A gem.' -- North & South `This book comes with some magnificent pictures of Clarke's beloved birds and they seem to have represented the magic of the reality of the world to him. There is plenty of that magic in this book and everyone who liked John Clarke should buy it and find in it what will soothe their spirit. It will be there.' -- Australian `Tinkering is packed with puzzles and propositions, with tea-fuelled musings on everything from plumbing to Paul Holmes. A gem.' * North & South NZ *