Richard Whittle #AuthorInTheSpotlight @Richard1Whittle @urbanebooks

Author Richard Whittle is in the spotlight in this post from the Portobello Book Blog

Portobello Book Blog


I’m joined today by author Richard Whittle whose most recent novel, The Man Who Played Trains, was published earlier this year in paperback and an ebook by Urbane Publications. You can order a copy of that online by clicking here.

First of all, would you tell my blog readers a little about yourself?

I was born in Barton, on the south bank of the River Humber. I don’t remember anything about the place because my mother then moved to the South of England. I was brought up in Bristol, and educated at Bristol Technical School (Building Department – I am still a dab-hand at plumbing!). I Joined Bristol Police as a cadet and then became a constable, leaving after several years because I wanted to be an engineer. After a spell as an engine tester at R A Lister’s diesel engine factory in Gloucestershire, I moved to London to…

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