Duncan Fraser took a B.A. in English and Related Literatures at York University, England, in 1969. For the greater part of a varied working life he taught English, Photography and Media Production, ending up as a qualification developer in Creative Arts and Media for an exam board. In November 2013 he completed, at the University of Sussex, the doctorate he started there in 1978. He is currently a visiting research fellow in Early Modern Literature at Sussex working on an edition of the letters of the great-great-grandson of the poet Edmund Spenser, and on early modern London as a focus of comedic literatures.