This is how a profile of the 38-year-old Arthur Philips begins: "In addition to being a husband, father, puppy-lover and five-time Jeopardy champion, Arthur Phillips is also the best-selling author of the novels Prague and The Egyptologist. He is now releasing his third novel, Angelica." Before you smoulder in the fires of envy, read on. He actually comes across as intelligent and self-deprecating. Which, of course, only makes it worse.