A blitz survivor, an inconspicuous grammar school education and a bemused service
in army Intelligence makes for an odd background for an author. Remnants of Ted Bocking's
great grandfather’s scribbled notes formed the basis of the Barnaby Madden books
- The Hickory Stick and The Ashen Rung. Married with children and grandchildren,
Ted lives in Cambridgeshire with his wife and his Border Collies. Ted is much involved
as a Trustee for local charities.