Born and bred in Derbyshire UK. Trained as a teacher and worked in schools in Derbyshire, London, Essex and Cambridgeshire. Stories broadcast on BBC Radio Four. Translation of Guy de Maupassant stories published by PIP-ER ASH. Over a hundred short stories for adults and chil-dren's stories appeared in magazines. Articles and book re-views in several newspapers. Married twice, now widowed with two children and four grandchildren. Lives just outside Paris, France.