Paul Cornwell taught in primary education for almost forty years. His book Creative Playmaking in the Primary School was published by Chatto and Windus in 1970 and he wrote a chapter for Drama in Education 2 (Pitman, 1973). Articles on English teaching and reviews have appeared in The Use of English, Language for Learning (Exeter), Pirandello Studies and Teachers World. A recent book on Britten and the Cambridge Connection is in the Britten–Pears Library. Educated at the Perse School, Cambridge, he has a Diploma (Cambridge) and M.Ed (Leicester).