I was born in the West Riding of Yorkshire, where I followed the family tradition into brass bands. I enlisted in the Welsh Guards Band, then graduated in history from London University and went into teaching, as a senior lecturer in a college of higher education, a headmaster in Nottingham, one of her Majesty's Inspectors of schools. On leaving the inspectorate, I became an educational consultant, which took me to Eastern Europe, the Middle East, South Africa, and the Caribbean.
I now live in the Cotswolds, where I am a member of Creative Campden, and a governor at the local Catholic primary school, St. Catherine's.
I have now taken up writing and I am now the author of several books, including Light Me A Candle, Quarry Lane, A Long Way Home, The King’s Beacon, Jack and the Civil War in Chipping Campden, Deceit, Justice, Piracy in the Cotswolds? My latest book is Aurora, Me and Sardinia.
The books I have already had published are shown below and are available to buy from the purchase page.