Saturday, 3 December 2016
An unsollicted review
A writer friend borrowed a copy of War on Wheels a few weeks ago. I saw him tonight and this is what he said.
'It was really interesting; I had no idea that children were involved in packing for D Day or that the whole enterprise involved so many places and people around the country.
I really enjoyed reading it; I hadn't expect to. And, Phil, you write really well.'
So, for once, I am not going to hide my light under a bushel!
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Phil Hamlyn Williams's current project is a book entitled Charlotte Bronte's First Devotee about the man who discovered and mentored her.
His previous book, Ordnance, tells the story of how the British Army was equipped for the Great War. It was published by The History Press in June 2018. His first book, War on Wheels, telling the story of the thousands of ordinary men and women who together worked to mechanise the British Army in WW2 was published by The History Press on 8 September 2016. He wrote the story of the MacRobert's Reply collaborating with Story Terrace, published in December 2016. He writes regularly on contemporary issues for a number of periodicals and his own blogs. He is chair of trustees at The Lincoln Arts Trust which runs the Lincoln Drill Hall arts venue. He also chairs The Lincoln Book Festival. He works with others on CompassionateLincoln.
He was awarded an MA in Professional Writing at University College Falmouth in 2009. As a result of the this course, he wrote a novel, Broken Bonds, on human dimension of the Banking Crisis. He has been writing for fifteen years, having spent much of his career in professional services and the not for profit sector.