William, the younger son of a Bournemouth solicitor, was educated at Canford School, spent six months exploring in West Africa under the aegis of a Winston Churchill Travelling Fellowship in the category of 'Exploration and adventure', and later read law at the Inns of Court School of Law in London, qualifying as a barrister. He was called to the Bar by the Middle Temple in 1980.
William has been involved in publishing for many years. He wrote the first distance learning course on proofreading and copy-editing (Freelance MS, original website: www.freelancers.co.uk), and now runs an online training course (www.LearnFreelancing.com). (Note from editor: a more up-to-date author photo will be posted as soon he can find one :)
William recently worked as an editor-in-chief for a large group of Internet publishing companies and is a full-time writer. In 1980 he married Maryam, and they have three grown-up 'children' of 27, 23 and 19 years.
He has a new book out soon - on a completely different subject!
It's about what was once known as the 'Dark Continent' and a rather special creature...rescued from a local zoo, and kept as a pet. This animal is the subject of an extraordinary operation carried out by three doctors.
GIVE MY LOVE TO CHARLIE (title)
The Life of An Anthropoid Ape (subtitle)
From the depths of Africa...there is always something new.
Discover with neurosurgeon Dr George Waldren a journey
into the unknown heart of Africa. From Headington, Oxford
to Limbe in western Cameroon, Dr Waldren's ape protégé
makes an incredible journey.
In a groundbreaking operation, an anthropoid ape
rescued from a zoo receives a partial human brain transplant,
an 'experiment' devised by Dr Waldren and his team of doctors.
He is smuggled back to Africa on a cargo ship so he can join 'his own people'
in the rainforests of the Takamanda Forest Reserve.
Charlie is carried into the forest reserve in his own palanquin, from there to be released into the wild to discover his unique destiny...
Publication date: June 2013