About Tom Williams
Tom Williams' writing career started at about the age of ten, when he won a book in a national competition organized by a tea company. But, despite the student magazine publishing a piece of his at Oxford, there was no serious creative writing for decades after that. Instead, he wrote books for business covering everything from the gambling industry to new developments in printing technology.
It was on a trip to Sarawak, visiting Dyak longhouses, that Tom discovered James Brooke and he spent far too much time in libraries over the next few years until he felt that he had some understanding of the man. He also started collecting South East Asian weapons and now knows an unhealthy amount about how to behead someone with a parang. These interests combined to produce The White Rajah.
Tom lives in London. His main interest is avoiding doing any honest work and this leaves him with time to ski, skate, and dance the tango, all of which he does quite well. He is also working on another novel, again a historical story but this time set in Argentina during the Napoleonic wars.
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