Paul's love of military history started at an early age. A childhood spent watching films like Waterloo and Zulu whilst reading Sharpe, Flashman and the occasional Commando comic, gave him a desire to know more of the men who fought in the great wars of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. At school, Paul was determined to become an officer in the British Army and he succeeded in winning an Army Scholarship. However, Paul chose to give up his boyhood ambition and instead went into the finance industry. Paul stills works in the City, and lives with his wife and three children in Kent.
Collard's characters slide effortlessly into the real events of the day * Historical Novel Society * Jack Lark is a worthy successor to the great literary soldiers who came before him * History... the Interesting Bits * A step outside my usual comfort zone and I enjoyed the trip immensely... Paul Collard is a fabulous writer * The Review * Compelling... a vivid portrait of Victorian London at its worst * For Winter Nights * An appealing and formidable hero * Sunday Express magazine * Harrowing and shockingly dark... Stunning work * Parmenion Books *