I am a writer of non-fiction history and have written four books on military history. Three of these focused on how the British army was supplied in the two world wars. My direction is now changing to explore the story of British manufacturing, inspired by the herculean efforts made by so many British companies.
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 last book, Dunkirk to D Day, looks at the lives of some of the leaders who accomplished that monumental task.
In 2009 I was awarded an MA in Professional Writing following a career of 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 Arts Trust and The Lincoln Book Festival.