London adman and part-time children’s book author Geoffrey Sundquist hit the jackpot last Christmas.
His debut novel “Father Christmas and the Missing Reindeer” was sold to ITV as an animated festive film complete with Only Fools & Horses star David Jason doing the voiceover.
Sundquist, who has also written a series of children’s books about a magic family called The Giggles, wasn’t laughing last week when he was ousted from his job as development director at integrated marketing group Osprey.
But there could still be cause for celebration in the Sundquist household this Yuletide. The day after finding out he had lost his job, Geoffrey learned his latest children’s story – “Father Christmas Has Lost His Address Book” – had been accepted as a children’s Christmas TV special for next year.
Let’s just hope Geoffrey finds a job and that Father Christmas finds his address book – or Geoffrey might end up helping to deliver the presents this year.