I was born one Christmas Day, which means, as a child, I lost out on presents. Nonetheless, looking back on it, I lived a childhood with a "silver spoon in my mouth" - brought up in a rambling manor house in the beautiful Devon countryside. It's been downhill ever since. I was a librarian for a long time, a noble profession. Then I started a series called History In An Hour, "history for busy people", which I sold to HarperCollins UK. I now live in London with my wife, two children and dog (a fluffy cockapoo) and write historical fiction, mainly 20th-century war and misery. Go to rupertcolley.com and grab yourself a free copy of my novella, 'Elena', a tale of loss and longing in post-WW2 Naples. But be warned - get the tissues ready. Historical fiction with heart.Read more Read less
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