Mark Horton (aka Ratty) (b 1950)
Editor of Bridge Magazine since 1995.
Works free-lance on all aspects of bridge. One of the founders of Five Aces Books, the UK's newest bridge book publishers. His latest book, The Mammoth Book of Bridge, is already a best seller on both sides of the Atlantic, and he is currently working on five new titles, three of which will be published this year.
|Personal Note from Anna: Many people wonder how the nickname "Ratty" came about. Well, naming no names, many years ago Mark had a girlfriend who called him "Marky-Mouse". When they eventually parted company, the lady was none too pleased, and started to refer to him as "Marky-Rat". Sadly for Mark, this stuck, gradually becoming shorted to Ratty or (particularly by Anna) to Ratty-Darling. We would like to make it quite clear that this nickname actually has no foundation in truth! |
However, people meeting Ratty for the first time do need some forewarning, because he was born without a volume control and is, without doubt, one of the noisiest people we know!