Tom Holt was born in 1961 in London, England. His first book, 'Poems By Tom Holt', was published when he was twelve years old. While he was still a student at Oxford he wrote two sequels to E F Benson's Lucia series. After an undistinguished seven-year stint as a lawyer, he became a full-time writer in 1995 and has published over thirty novels. Tom lives with his wife and daughter in the west of England. As well as writing, he raises pigs and pedigree Dexter cattle.
"It may be cheating to add this, but Tom Holt deserves the very
greatest praise for writing two quite brilliant Benson books with
the blessing of the Benson Estate. A remarkable achievement."
--Alexander McCall Smith's top 10 favourite humorous books, theguardian.com, Tuesday 2 December 2003 19.00 EST