I was born in Edinburgh and lived in Scotland for twenty-nine years. Then I moved to England, spending time in Surrey and Oxford before settling in Kent.
After working there for almost thirty years as a Consultant Radiologist I retired and I now live on a houseboat on the Thames.
I got a medical degree from Edinburgh University, followed by postgraduate training as a radiologist. After retirement I took an MA in Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London and another, in Creative Writing, at Middlesex University.