Rupert Colley
AUTHOR

Rupert Colley

Rupert Colley was born one Christmas Day, which means, as a child, he lost out on presents. Nonetheless, looking back on it, he 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.

He was a librarian for a long time, a noble profession. Then he started a series called History In An Hour, "history for busy people", which he sold to HarperCollins UK.

He now lives in London with his wife, two children and dog (a fluffy cockapoo) and writes historical fiction, mainly 20th century war and misery.

Go to rupertcolley.com or historyinanhour.com and grab yourself a free copy of Rupert's novella, 'Elena', a tale of lost and longing in post-WW2 Naples. But be warned - get the tissues ready.

Historical fiction with heart.

Read more Read less

You're getting a free audiobook.
$14.95 per month after 30 days. Cancel anytime.

Best Sellers

    • World War One: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 384
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 336

    History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of World War One in just one hour....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Concise review

    • By Sean on 09-06-12

    Regular price: $2.12

    • World War Two: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 175
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 147
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 145

    History for busy people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good, quick revision

    • By Lisa on 04-28-12

    Regular price: $2.12

    • The Russian Revolution: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 170
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 173

    History for busy people. Listen to a concise history of the Siege of Leningrad in just one hour.....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Must read

    • By Etienne on 08-15-12

    Regular price: $2.12

    • Hitler: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 102
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99

    History for busy people....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Hitler

    • By Hamish Barrett on 09-09-18

    Regular price: $2.12

    • Nazi Germany: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 17 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 109
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 99
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 97

    History for busy people....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Nazi for beginners

    • By Jon W Burris on 08-07-12

    Regular price: $2.12

    • The Cold War: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 136
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    History for busy people....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Consice overview

    • By Linda on 04-18-15

    Regular price: $2.12

    • Stalin: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 142
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 128
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 130

    Arguably no person in history had such a direct and negative impact on the lives of so many as Joseph Stalin....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • key points

    • By DesDemona on 09-02-18

    Regular price: $2.06

    • The Afghan Wars: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 75
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    Britain has invaded Afghanistan twice before in the nineteenth century....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • informative

    • By mosadiq on 11-20-15

    Regular price: $2.12

    • Black History: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 64
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 54
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55

    History for busy people....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Whats Expected in an Hour!

    • By The Diamond on 10-14-18

    Regular price: $2.06

    • Mussolini: History in an Hour

    • By: Rupert Colley
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 1 hr and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    ‘Il Duce', Benito Mussolini, was one of the key figures in the creation of fascism....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Will help you know Mussolini and his times.

    • By A S N on 12-11-17

    Regular price: $2.57

Are you an author?

Help us improve our Author Pages by updating your bibliography and submitting a new or current image and biography.