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Tom Williams

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I have been writing about boring things like insurance for most of my adult life, but a trip to Borneo eventually resulted in a novel: 'The White Rajah'. This told the story of James Brooke of Sarawak, seen through the eyes of his (fictional) lover, John Williamson. One thing led to another and I found myself writing another novel, following John Williamson's adventures after he left Borneo. The result was 'Cawnpore'. Historical novels have now become something of a habit and I'm now finishing another book, this time set in Argentina around the time of the Napoleonic wars.

I live in London and when I am not writing, I enjoy skiing, skating, and dancing tango, preferably in Buenos Aires. In between, I have exciting conversations with my bank
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