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? Aurora, Me and Sardinia. My latest book is Place the Oar Carefully.
The books I have already had published are shown below and are available to buy from the purchase page.