Born in Kingston, Surrey,
Grew up in Bristol. Educated at Bristol Grammar School.
BSc in Civil Engineering at the University of Birmingham.
Diploma for the Teaching of English as a Second or Foreign Language at
Aston University in Birmingham
Has lived in Finland since his mid-twenties earning his living as
an English teacher.
Studied composition at the Sibelius Academy in Helsinki with Einojuhani
Held the lectureship in English at
the Sibelius Academy for 35 years, teaching subject-specific English courses (music
terminology & vocabulary) for music students. He is now retired.
Simon is married and has three children.
The Seven Symphonies: A Finnish Murder Mystery
is the first of Simon's two music-fiction novels, with more on the way…