Eric Brady

     Born on a Council Estate in SE London in 1933 Eric Brady's early years were dominated and fractured by World War 2.  Evacuated in September 1939 to Folkestone, Kent with his older sister Kathleen (known as 'Kitty') they were moved to different towns in South Wales with other children from their school in April/May 1940 when it was realised that Folkestone lay directly on the most likely German invasion route which was expected.  Though it was expected that they would be fostered together, in fact they never were.  In the meantime, their parents remained at home (their father was a lorry driver for NAAFI which was a Reserved Occupation, so he was not Conscripted) with their young brother Eddie (born June 1939). Eddie was never evacuated though their mother and Eddie were in a Priority Group so could have accompanied them.  This aroused some questions, certainly in Eric's mind.  Kitty and Eric were visited their mother and separately by their father in the two and a half years they were in Wales.  They were taken home in 1942, Kitty in March (unknown to Eric) who returned in September 1942.  Four months later, on 20th January 1943, when they were both in the school, Sandhurst Road school was bombed at about midday which caused 38 children's deaths (including Kitty) and 6 teachers and 150 casualties including Eric Brady.  He was returned to London from hospital 18 months later (June 1944) at the height of the V-1 (Flying Bomb, Doodlebug) raids which were soon joined by the V-2 rockets.  He and his family survived a near miss by a V-2.  For fuller details see 'Adolf Hitler, his bombers - and me'.

    After leaving school and working in London offices, after some training he became the Minister of a small country church, then later, after suitable training became a Probation Officer, later becoming a Senior Probation Officer. He Retired in 1994. For fuller details of his Probation career see 'My life of crime and courts'.

    He draws on his own experiences for the background for almost all his books. From wartime evacuation and bombing to present-day crime and Courts.  

    'The exception is travelling to other Star Systems in my Science Fiction stories. And that's only because Earth scientists haven't yet developed the Faster-than-Light Drive. But in view of my age they'll need get a move on for me to put that right,” he says.

     Using Internet publishing and E-books, his wide range of stories and two autobiographies are modern writing at its best.