Tom Williams

About me

After decades of producing business reports and non-fiction, I am finally writing the novels I always wanted to write. ‘The White Rajah’ (about James Brooke in Borneo) was published by JMS Books in 2010 and this was followed by ‘Cawnpore’ in 2012. A book based around the British invasion of Argentina in the Napoleonic Wars should be next.

From my website

A few words about 'The White Rajah'

I realise that I haven’t said a lot about The White Rajahlately. I’m in an odd position with this book. It was the first novel I had published, back in 2010. It was put out by a tiny press in the USA and was, by the standards of independently published…

James Brooke

In June, Accent republished my first novel, The White Rajah. It is a new edition, with some passages rewritten since it first came out. It's still the same book, though: the story of the life of James Brooke, the first White Rajah of Sarawak.When it first came out, I wrote…

The love that dare not write its name

Earlier this year, I was invited to write on Adrian Smith's blog, A Torch in the Wind. It had always worried me that The White Rajah is often judged as a 'gay book' because the main character is gay. This issue keeps on coming up, so I'd like to reprint my blog…

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