Jim Eldridge was born in the Euston area of London in late 1944 during WW2, surviving attacks by V1 and V2 rockets. He left school at 16 and did a variety of jobs before training to be a teacher. He taught in disadvantaged areas of Luton while at the same time building a career as a scriptwriter and writing children's books. He left teaching to become a full-time writer. In 2010 he moved away from scriptwriting and children's books to concentrate on writing historical crime novels for adults. In his 40-year career as a scriptwriter he had 250 TV scripts broadcast in the UK and internationally, including writing for US TV; and 250 radio scripts broadcast by the BBC. These included the long-running comedy-drama series "King Street Junior". As a scriptwriter Jim created 17 series for BBC and ITV, and wrote for a further 20 series. His children's books included the best-selling "The Trenches" and "Roman Invasion" in Scholastic's "my Story" series. Of his adult crime novels his Museum Mysteries series for Allison & Busby, set in Victorian England and featuring Daniel Wilson and Abigail; Fenton, have become highly successful; as has his series set in London during WW2, featuring DCI Edgar Saxe-Coburg. After many years living in rural Ireland and Cumbria, Jim and his wife Lynne now live in Kent. Details of Jim's writing can be found at his website ww.jimeldridge.comRead more Read less
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