Eric joined the army at seventeen and served in Cyprus. He spent some time performing in clubs and pubs before writing for television for comedians such as Tony Hancock, Tommy Cooper, Americans Liberace and Jack Benny.
An interest in antiques saw the publication of his book A Guide to Town and Country Auctions. He has worked as a journalist and for a period wrote a column for the Daily Express on collectables. His first novel Tolstoy lives in 12N B9 was published over thirty years ago.
He is married with one daughter and three grandchildren. Eric divides his time between London and Norfolk.