Born in Bristol, Barry was educated at the Cathedral School and then read English at St Peter’s College, Oxford. After graduating, he worked in the Civil Service before teaching at a Bristol Secondary School. During this time, he read short stories on the local radio. Thinking he would like a change of career, he later qualified in Law at the University of West of England, but decided to remain in education. He expanded his teaching to include Law as well as English and Drama.
Barry is a keen amateur artist and has illustrated a number of texts for others as well as providing paintings for websites. He has also worked on set design for local drama groups and written several plays, including one musical.
A few years ago he took early retirement to concentrate on his writing. ‘Julius and the Titanic’ was the first in a series of historical adventures for young adults. This was followed by ‘Julius and the Mona Lisa’ and ‘Julius and the Black Hand’. ‘The Code-breaker’ is his first novel for adults. Barry still lives in Bristol where he enjoys spending time with friends, visiting the theatre, gardening and water-colour painting.
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Clare Galbraith was working as a code-breaker for MI6 when she was murdered. Tom, her partner, soon realises she was not just the victim of a mugging but, as he begins to unravel the truth, he finds himself caught up in a terrorist plot. At the centre of everything is the coded message Clare left behind. Does it contain the answers he is looking for and will he be able to crack it in time?
Julius and the Black Hand
Time-shifter Julius and his companions are in trouble. On returning to the present day they find themselves in a different world from the one they left. Whilst they were away, history was changed and the assassination of the Archduke Ferdinand, the event which led directly to the First World War, didn’t happen.
The only way they can now return to their own world is to change history back again
Julius and the Mona Lisa
When the most famous painting in the world, the Mona Lisa, was stolen in 1911 from the Louvre it was called the greatest theft of the twentieth century. Details surrounding its disappearance were never properly explained - until now.
When twins, Vicky and Josh, find out the truth, they ask their uncle Julius, a time-shifter, to take them back in time to restore the original to its proper place.
Julius and the Titanic
If you could travel back in time and knew what was going to happen, wouldn’t you want to try and save the Titanic? Julius and the Titanic will captivate anyone who wants to discover more about what led up to that fateful night of 14th April 1912 as well as fans of time-travelling. The events on board have been carefully researched using real characters on board at the time.