Jerome Klapka Jerome (2 May 1859 - 14 June 1927) was born in Walsall, Staffordshire. He was an English writer and humourist. He was the youngest of four children.
Though a relaxed, urbane man, Jerome was a relentless explorer of new ideas and experiences. He travelled widely throughout Europe, was a pioneer of skiing in the Alps and visited Russia and America several times. He was a prolific writer whose work has been translated into many foreign languages.
Jerome's Four Ambitions in Life
1. To edit a successful journal
2. To write a successful play
3. To write a successful book
4. To become a Member of Parliament
He succeeded in the first three.