I was born above a tobacconist shop in the High Street of a small market town, and the atmosphere of that cosy, pungent place still influences me today, especially in my writing. I can remember corridors and stairs, deep cellars and hidden rooms and the spicy smell of snuff and pipe tobacco. At the bottom of our garden was a brick built shed with a hidden door into my father’s darkroom where there were bottles and jars of strange liquids and multi-coloured marbles. It was all pulled down a long time ago, but I still visit it in my mind’s eye.
I’ve always loved books and book illustration, and after leaving school went on to study
I am married with two grown-up children, and live in a tiny village where I spend
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