The author has been a history teacher, geography teacher and Head Teacher, both in England and abroad. Now retired, he lives in rural England.
His father, Eric Leyland, was a well-known author of several hundred children’s books, some appearing as television series in the 1950s and ’60s.
Eric’s son is now an author himself and has always wanted to write an historical novel, although with the reality slightly twisted to explore what the effect on history might have been.
He has also travelled widely and has had the chance to explore many countries in his life. Rather than American history, he hopes that his next novel will be about a brutal murder in a school in England.
He has five children and two step-children, as well as at least six grandchildren at the last count, and a truly supportive wife, who still works in a school.
“A timely reminder of how the past colours the future”Mary CleevesRally ’Round the Flag is a thrilling historical novel set during the American Civil war.The story begins in the mid-19th century in a large, Lancashire cotton mill,which never stops production for 24 hours a day, seven days a ...