I grew up and went to school in North London. I studied Law at Oxford University but then had a career as an English and Media Studies teacher in London schools. I published books and articles on English teaching and occasionally broadcast on educational issues on television and radio. I was part of the editorial group which published a radical education magazine, TLK, for 15 years. Since retirement, I have self-published four crime novels- Stony Ground (Lulu), The Lying Game, Car Wheels on a Gravel Drive and my latest novel The Death of an Invisible Man (released in September 2020). The last three all published by Matador. I now do voluntary work with Centrepoint, teaching functional skills to homeless young people, and with The Ministry of Stories, helping children to write and publish their stories. I live in London, Manchester and South-West France.
At present, I am about a third of the way through an as yet untitled novel about a career con man who is on remand in prison awaiting trial for the murder of a Russian oligarch in London. He tries to prove his innocence by detailing his life up to that point to explain how he has got himself in such a mess.