Richard tracked me down via my book trailer! He’d read Dance with Fireflies after seeing it featured as book of the month in Devon Life. On reading my novel, he’d been intrigued by our family coincidences….
His father was born in Nainital and went on to become an Officer in the Signals in the British Army and was posted to India and Burma.
His father was based at Catterick camp for a while.
The family travelled on HMT Lancashire….. The sister ship to HMT Dorsetshire.
His family settled in South Devon, not far from Shaldon.
Richard Webb has published over 300 books, including 24 national best-sellers and 1 international best-seller. On an impromptu visit to his Dartmouth home, he very kindly showed me his gold plaque for selling over 1 million copies of The Country Diary of and Edwardian Lady (it went on to sell 3 million copies and is in the Guinness book of records for the longest running No. 1 bestseller).
Richard’s latest book to be published, My Devonshire Year, is out now….perhaps another gold plaque for your office wall Richard?