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jimSince 2016 Jim Eldridge has concentrated on writing historical crime fiction for adults. Previously he worked as a scriptwriter and wrote books for children and young adults. As a scriptwriter he had over 250 TV and 250 radio scripts broadcast in the UK and internationally. He was the creator and writer of Radio 4’s long-running KING STREET JUNIOR, CBBCTV’s sci-fi drama POWERS, and was a key member of the writing teams on THE GHOST HUNTER and JULIA JEKYLL AND HARRIET HYDE, as well as many other TV and radio series.. As a children’s and YA author he has had 100 books published which have sold over 3 million copies. They include the best-selling MY STORY series, DISGUSTING DAVE, WRESTLING TROLLS and THE MALICHEA QUEST series.


Jim Eldridge was born in the Kings Cross/Euston area of north London in November 1944. He left school at 16 and did a variety of jobs, before training as a teacher. He taught during the 1970s in disadvantaged areas of Luton, while at the same time writing. He became a full-time writer in 1978. He lives with his wife in Kent.

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For his children’s and Young Adult books, Jim is represented by Hilary Delamere at The Agency, London, UK.




For his adult fiction, Jim is represented by Jane Conway-Gordon.