I have always liked writing. My first book was Canterbury for the Disabled which I compiled along with about a dozen other students and which came out in my third year of university. It is still in print, I think, updated by several ranks of Kent University students.
It is since moving back to my birth-county of Norfolk about twelve years ago that I have written most of my books. Norwich in the Halsgrove Discover Series was the first – which was shortlisted for the EDP/Jarrold East Anglian Awards – and this was followed by a series with Daniel Tink, the photographer, on Norfolk, Norfolk Food, Peddars Way and the Norfolk Coast Path and Norwich Cathedral. We also worked together on my The World of Charles Dickens.
On my own I have written When Schooldays were Fun, Norwich in the Great War, Norfolk Coast in the Great War and Norfolk at War 1939-45. The last three are in paperback from Pen and Sword.
I have written one novel, Returning.
I write for the local press sometimes and various magazines, including Fine City Magazine. I often write on local history and all sorts of things that I hope will interest Norfolk readers. Sometimes I write fiction – I especially like detective stories. If time allows, I hope to finish putting together a book featuring a detective who operated from Norwich in the first half of the 19th century.
I live in central Norwich.