Paul Graham is a 40 year old man who lives in Edinburgh. He was born in Dundee in Scotland and lived in Arbroath until the age of six. At the age of twelve Paul sadly developed a condition called Hydrocephalus. The word comes from the Greek meaning 'watery head'. Hydrocephalus is an abnormal accumulation of cerebrospinal fluid inside the brain. Paul has two shunts in his head due to this condition and it has left him with some brain damage. On top of this Paul is totally blind. Paul enjoys playing guitar and writing songs and is a devoted fan of the late Elvis Presley. Paul is also a loyal Celtic supporter. As a Christian Paul is concerned about the poverty in the world; and he is firmly opposed to war and violence. Captain Kizzy and the Grapes is not only an exceptionally charming book, and a credit to any writer of children's stories, but it is an extraordinary achievement for someone with Paul Graham's disabilities.