M.H. Eccleston has had a fairly meandering career - starting out as a radio presenter for the BBC, then staying at the Beeb as a journalist and producer for six years. After that, it's a bit of a blur - he spent a couple of decades, at least, freelancing as a foreign correspondent, TV presenter, sketch writer, voice-over artist and film critic. For the last few years, he's been a full-time screenwriter and now novelist. He lives in Ealing with his family, which is ruled by a mischievous Frenchie called George.