Welcome to the website of

Bernard Trafford

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. 



Bernard Trafford is an all-round classical and jazz trumpet-player, a composer and singer: see Musician. As a trumpeter, his 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.