J M (John) Lee. Born Leicester, England. Educated in Leicester and briefly at the University of Wales. He lived for a short period in the North of England, followed by a spell as a Radio Officer in the Merchant Navy and afterwards a long career in telecommunications, mainly working in large, city telephone exchanges. He has lived for a large part of his later life in Nottinghamshire, England, and spent a good deal of time researching local history there. This has resulted in a series of local histories in the Nottinghamshire area. There is also a novel, The Bombay Rifleman's Chest, which is a somewhat off-beat but, hopefully, amusing tale from the largely bygone world of 1980s industrial Britain.