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

HMS President

For five years I've been going to dances aboard HMS President at her permanent mooring on the Thames Embankment near Blacfriars Bridge. Only now, though, have I learned about her history, thanks to a tour by the captain.The President was originally called the Saxifrage and was launched in 1918 as…

The history behind Cawnpore: the final word.

I hope you've enjoyed my week of posts about Indian history. I've blogged about the siege of Cawnpore and the British reprisals afterwards quite recently, so I'm not reposting these: click on the links if you want to read them. There is a post about Nana Sahib, seen by the British as the villain…

A cultural diversion

I'm reposting a lot of old blogs about India this week, so I thought I'd give you all a treat with an extra blog about something completely different.A few weeks back, I wrote about a production of Carmen at the Soho Theatre. Now, in my continuing attempt to inject some…

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