Is it Howard Souness ?
Poppy - yes, but with only one 's' at the end of his name! His mum and mine were cousins. He really is a great writer and I'm not just saying that because we're related
Grew up living very close indeed to somebody who later became relatively famous (in this country anyway) and v. wealthy. I played in his house and garden a few times.
I don't have very much positive to say about him, and won't say anything negative, since he seems quite keen on suing.
Oooh, I'm intrigued now....