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Ed Le Brocq is a writer, musician and broadcaster. He was born on the White Cliffs of Dover and began playing music when he was six years old. He studied music in Manchester, Berlin and London, played professionally in the UK and Hong Kong, and moved to Australia in 2003. Ed is the presenter of ABC Classic's Weekend Breakfast.

Ed is also the author (under the name Emma Ayres) of Cadence, about his journey by bicycle from England to Hong Kong with only a violin for company; and (under the name Eddie Ayres) of Danger Music, describing his year teaching music in Afghanistan, as well as the children's book Sonam and the Silence; and (under the name Ed Ayres) of Whole Notes: Life Lessons through Music. His books have been shortlisted for several prestigious awards, including the Prime Minister's Literary Awards.

Ed, who lives in Brisbane, was born Emma and transitioned just before his fiftieth birthday. Better late than never.

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