Born in Kingston-Upon-Thames and brought up in Cheshire, Robin Squire served as an infantryman in the British Army after leaving school. His first novel, Square One, was based on stories from his time in swinging sixties London. A stint working at the BBC then led to him playing the first Doctor Who alien to appear in colour, before he cut his screenwriting teeth on a film directed by Norman Cohen, writing numerous screenplays since – his experiences as a film writer on one particular film are wryly told in The Making of a Britflick. He has also written the novella Lavender Days. Robin has two delightful daughters and two grandchildren. He lives in Hertfordshire and occasionally sings in care homes to brave and forgiving audiences.