Welcome to the website of
writer, musician, educationist
author of Song for a Spy and its sequel, Ballad of Betrayal,
the first two books of the evolving Lorenzo da Bologna series.
"inherently fascinating, historically detailed, exceptionally well written, and engagingly compelling... extraordinary and fully entertaining..." (Midwest Book Review)
Both are published on Amazon, available in paperback and for instant download on Kindle.
Click here to read all about the series.
All-round classical and jazz trumpet-player Bernard Trafford's chief love is for small-band New Orleans/ Chicago-style jazz: he leads Three's Company [logo in preparation], an Oxford-based band playing in that genre, and is also first trumpet in a community Big Band, Abingdon Swingtime.
A musician by training, he has spent a lifetime playing, singing, writing, arranging and directing music. Nowadays he is delighted to have compositions for choir published by Banks Music Publications.
For more on Bernard's many musical activities, see Musician.
Bernard was a teacher for 40 years, working (and writing influentially on education) as a school principal in the UK private sector for nearly three-quarters of that period.
See About Bernard Trafford for details.