Richard retired to Moreton in Marsh in the Cotswolds in 2010, after running a retail business in North Wales and Chester for many years. Richard read English and Italian at Liverpool University, and wrote weekly columns for Men’s Wear magazine and the Liverpool Daily Post. He has three children. His partner is Barbara James.
Richard’s debut novel In the Shadow of Hitler begins in post-war Germany with the protagonist moving back to the Cotswolds later, still haunted by stories of Hitler.
His next novel is In the Shadow of Shakespeare and is currently being edited. It is set in contemporary Stratford upon Avon where HAMLET is being performed, and throws sensational new light on the story of William Shakespeare.