My father, Major-General Sir Leslie (‘Bill’) Williams, was Controller of Ordnance Services (RAOC) in WW2, and my mother, then my father’s PA, kept extensive albums, diaries and recollections. I wrote War on Wheels about the mechanisation of the army in WW2 and then Ordnance about equipping the army for WW1. My next book, Dunkirk to D Day, looks more at the lives of some of the people involved.
In 2009 I was awarded an MA in Professional Writing following ten years in the not-for-profit sector and twenty five years in accounting, the last ten as a partner in Price Waterhouse (now PwC). I have been concentrating on writing since April 2014. I am also chair of trustees at Lincoln Drill Hall and The Lincoln Book Festival.
Families, family stories: we all have them. I found the story for my first two books in some albums in the loft. These albums, with diaries and reminiscences, are the source for Dunkirk to D Day .