Ray Noble grew up in a one-parent family on a social housing estate in the 1950s/60s. His last school report said of him that there could be no reason why public money should be wasted on his education. He left school at 15. His writing draws from this early life experience in exploring his characters. He is a 'retired' academic teaching ethics and physiology at University College London, so maybe he had the last laugh on the education front. He is a musician, composer, singer and songwriter. He is lead vocalist with the Oxford Trobadors and has appeared on radio and television. He has appeared on BBC radio 4 Woman's Hour and Radio 3 Night Waves. He was also featured in the popular '21st Century Girl's Guide To Sex'. His music has featured on Korean Television and on British Radio broadcasts. He likes to explore the social and psychological dynamics of his characters.
It Wasn't Always Late Summer
This is a powerful story of Mary, a single teenage mother living on a housing estate plagued with predatory abuse and prostitution, and Annie, an innocent girl whose ghostly presence links the central characters over two generations, bringing the events that led to her death, the loss of innocence and the unfolding story to a dramatic, thrilling conclusion.