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Peter Child commenced his writing career in 1969 when he contributed 60 ‘one line’ comedy gags each week for an American Radio show called ‘FUNNYBIRDS’, which starred Goldie Hawn and Phyllis Diller. Then after meeting Terry Nation, the creator of ‘DR. WHO’, he was introduced to Alastair Scott-Johnson, the BBC Producer responsible for such classics as ‘THE NAVY LARK’ and ‘HANCOCK’S HALF HOUR.’ As a result of this, the BBC commissioned a Radio comedy pilot, which Peter co-wrote, called ‘THE MOTORWAY MEN’, starring Milo O’Shea, Jimmy Beck and Bill Pertwee. Then followed a series of 8 more episodes of ‘THE MOTORWAY MEN’ which had a listening audience of over 5 million at the time. He also contributed to the comedy sketch shows, ‘DON’T ASK US’ and ‘I’M SORRY I’LL READ THAT AGAIN’.


Then he turned to writing books and produced three technical books on the subject of Automotive Paint Finishes whilst he was the Quality Control Manager and Chief Test Driver at Aston Martin Lagonda Ltd. The books were sold world wide and are used in many technical colleges, universities as well as major motor manufacturers such as Jaguar Cars Ltd for training. He then wrote ‘NOTES FOR GOOD DRIVERS’ and ‘NOTES FOR COMPANY DRIVERS’ for drivers of all ages and abilities in the hope that these books would make a contribution to road safety. He used his training as a private pilot, he has a multi engine rating, to carry forward his ideas of ‘safety style’ driving, which he believes has enabled him to drive more than 3 million miles in the UK , Europe and the USA without accident.


Now a full time author he has written 22 books, 5 technical and 17 novels, including the Michel Ronay trilogy, which are amusing stories about a French taxi driver in Marseille, which have been well received. His latest novel, ‘The Diplomat Murders’ is the 13 of the Inspector Hadley series set in Victorian times. He is currently writing another Inspector Hadley novel and more titles will follow this year. Alongside the above range of books are two very amusing and romantic stories about an angel called Eric. The second book entitled 'Eric and the Divorcee' is now available in E-Book form.

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                                  Peter Child