Thomas Corfield was born (that much is a given), in London several years ago. Definitely before last Thursday. This was a particularly good year for all concerned, and for Thomas in particular because without it, later years would mean little.
He owes a lot to that first year, and lives now because of it in various locations around the world, moving often because nowhere tolerates him for long. This is due to him finding it hard to make friends, though this is only because no one likes him. Even his mother's indifferent. Those who do know him not only wish they didn't, but describe him as knowing about the sorts of things ordinary people don't. Which on reflection, probably accounts for the popularity of his books. Well, it might if there was any. But there isn't. So it doesn't.