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Simon grew up in Croydon, Surrey and now lives near Durham, England. He works as a librarian and writes in his spare time.
His books include works of historical fiction, biography, true crime, Shakespearian pastiche, local history and religious history. He has also published three books of poetry.
Simon has collaborated with Patricia Brown, and Miranda Brown, on recent volumes. He has also produced a popular modern English version of Robert Hegge's classic The Legend of St Cuthbert (ISBN 978-0954475963), and an edition of The Captivity of Elizabeth Hanson by Samuel Bownas (978-0954475932). Simon's verse translation of Chaucer's Parliament of Fowls is available as a Kindle e-book (B00EIR79NM).
As a writer, Simon has been influenced by Shakespeare and Chaucer, among others, and by less well-known writers of non-fiction, such as C.J. Stranks, Robert Hegge, Philip Sugden and Andrew Chaikin.
His books are sold in the US, UK and Canada and have found their way into libraries on both sides of the Atlantic. Articles about, and reviews of, Simon's books have appeared in local and national newspapers and magazines.
Simon has contributed reviews, pictures, poems and articles to magazines in the UK and US.
To contact the author, and for free downloads, an exclusive extract and more detailed information, please visit the Langley Press website at: http://tinyurl.com/lpdirect.