D.S Gusting was born in Sussex and spent his youth in Oxford, having told his family he’d been accepted to the prestigious Merton College —but actually working at a sandwich bar. Following years of training, Gusting became a leading expert on cheese, and spent his days looking for Le Grand Putride, the worlds’ stinkiest creation. When he found the awful thing, he took one taste and passed out, remaining unconscious for several days. On reawakening, he remembered nothing of his past and decided to start a new life as a children’s writer. Clearly none of this is true. Behind the name are three mysterious Italian authors who wanted to give their readers some laughs with the adventures of the inimitable Fetid Four.