Gerald Killingworth studied English at Cambridge and for much of his writing career he was an English teacher. His four years teaching English in Athens inspired him to write Days of Cavafy, a play about the outstanding Greek poet Constantine Cavafy. The play had a very successful run on the London 'fringe' for which Gerald has written a number of other plays. He has produced fantasy novels for adults (Hy Brazil) and children (Lord of the Silver Hand) and continues to publish poetry. Living in Dorset, not far from Thomas Hardy's birthplace, Gerald enjoys and participates in English folk culture, singing and morris dancing. These have a habit of sneaking into his writing.