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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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It's been an exciting few days.
This weekend, Carol McGrath has hosted an article of mine about Waterloo on her blog. It suggests that Waterloo might not have been the British victory it is usually presented as. Why not nip over and have a look at it?
Meanwhile the latest Historical Novel Society reviews are out. These are published once a quarter and simply getting a review means that the book... Read more of this blog post »
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The White Rajah
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" Still freaked out by a very popular series here that seems to think that in 1919 you were an adult at 18 and there was a ten shilling coin. How young ...more"
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I won this book in a giveaway and I feel guilty to have spent so long before I got round to reviewing it.

It’s 1752 and parson’s daughter Caelica is living on the edge of Wales with her bookish father and her neurotic mother.

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'Something in the Blood' is not Agatha Christie. The pleasure does not come from working out whodunnit (or at least it didn’t for me). There is a mystery, and there are clues. Some are subtle while some are not. (The piece of wood with a six that may ...more
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" A huge French army DID gather but not on the Channel coast. It sailed from the Mediterranean coast. It invaded Egypt where you can read contemporary a ...more"
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