James Philip was born in London. He and his wife live in Hampshire in the heart of the south of England.
Having despaired of ever getting his fiction published by main stream publishers he has embraced the e-publishing revolution with something akin to glee.
Surprised by the positive reception to the e-publication of Until the Night and several of his other books, he has now become a full time writer for the first time in his life and is currently working on a large number of new projects including additional instalments to existing series.
For many years a civil servant, since around 2000 James Philip has been a freelance IT Consultant, historian, researcher, technical author, copywriter and lately, an e-publishing author with a steadily expanding readership.
His books revolve around his fascination with character driven story telling. He believes there is no secret to persuading a reader to turn the page of a book; one simply has to make it worth his or her while. A good yarn is a good yarn in any generation and James Philip tries hard never to forget it.
Until The Night
I was unable to put it down and spent too many hours late at night and early morning reading it when I should have been asleep.
Excellent from page 1 to the last.
Cracking new addition to Timeline 10/27/62
Islands of No Return
Another enjoyable read
This series just keeps getting better.
Very well researched – Recommended
Ranks alongside Deighton’s ‘Bomber’ for accuracy of detail.
'Until the Night' is a noveI and none the less worse for it. James Philip has plainly studied his subject, and the amount of detail in the story is astonishing. Although it is not the case, one could almost believe that he writes from personal experience.
Personally I would say that it ranks alongside Len Deighton's fictional masterpiece, 'Bomber'.
A realistic and moving tale of the men of Bomber Command
Islands of No Return
The story of this officers career, always being sent to dangerous places and the effect the trauma of combat has on his personality and home life is convincing and very readable. Hard to put down. Recommended.
Brothers in Arms
This is not the type of book that I normally read, in fact I bought it by mistake, I am so glad that I did , it's a very good book I found it full of intrigue , the plot had many lines to follow, I really recommend it to anyone.
A moving and unusual story with great twists. Interaction between characters cleverly 'woven'. Court scenes very visual. You could picture yourself there. Really got immersed in this book!