In 1857 John Williamson, a gay man from a humble background, does not fit in amongst the British rulers of India.
When mutiny erupts he finds his loyalties torn between the Europeans he despises and the Indians he loves.
How can he be true to himself and still survive the massacre that will follow the fall of Cawnpore?
Tom is writing a Historia piece about the background to his novel, which will appear soon.
Read Deborah Swift’s review of the first book in the series, The White Rajah.
Tom’s also the author of the James Burke series of books set during the Napoleonic Wars; the latest, published in March 2021, is Burke in Ireland. He’s written about the background to these books, and his adventures while researching them, in several Historia features:
The Battle That Changed Britain
Researching the Land of Silver
When my Spanish research trip went astray
Why I wrote about Irish history