George Peter Algar, known as Peter to his friends, was born and bred in Yorkshire and spent his formative years on his Auntie’s farm which nurtured a passionate interest in the county’s history and extraordinarily wild and beautiful countryside.
He has now swapped a successful business career for one of a writer and divides his time between his native Yorkshire and his little farm in Normandy.
Since the release of his first book The Shepherd Lord, a foray into a medieval Yorkshire legend, he has continued in this vein and spends his spare time in an Indiana Jones style quest searching for the legendary Towton Rose, a mysterious flower which reportedly only blooms where thousands of men were killed on Palm Sunday 1461, at the Battle Of Towton.
He now edits the quarterly magazine - the Towton Herald, gives talks on the Wars of the Roses conflict and, in the wee small hours of the morning, is penning Dead Man’s Hill, the sequel to his first novel.
His writings capture beautifully the people and landscape of Yorkshire that have formed the backdrop to his own life.