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

This book is a great read, if you are a Lancaster fan. Although it is fiction it is based on historical facts with very human interests interwoven into it.
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.
5.0
2016-01-21T09:24:07+00:00
This book is a great read, if you are a Lancaster fan. Although it is fiction it is based on historical facts with very human interests interwoven into it. 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.

Operation Anadyr

I loved this book, I am also breaking a cardinal rule here. I am reviewing while still reading. I will be buying the second book in this series tomorrow. The author captures the atmosphere of the Cuban Missile Crisis exactly. I was seven in 1962 and living in New Zealand. I STILL remember the adults being worried but I did not know why! Highly recommend
5.0
2016-01-21T09:22:49+00:00
I loved this book, I am also breaking a cardinal rule here. I am reviewing while still reading. I will be buying the second book in this series tomorrow. The author captures the atmosphere of the Cuban Missile Crisis exactly. I was seven in 1962 and living in New Zealand. I STILL remember the adults being worried but I did not know why! Highly recommend

Cracking new addition to Timeline 10/27/62

Probably the best book in the series so far since for me it ties up a lot of loose ends! However the author has also managed to create a cliffhanger of an ending that has several possible outcomes in the next two books.
5.0
2016-05-13T10:12:59+00:00
Probably the best book in the series so far since for me it ties up a lot of loose ends! However the author has also managed to create a cliffhanger of an ending that has several possible outcomes in the next two books.

Very good

As usual a gripping tale well worth the cost
5.0
2016-05-13T09:02:49+00:00
As usual a gripping tale well worth the cost

Very impressive.

I much enjoyed the 'English' version of Mr Philip's 1962 time line but wondered how a Brit - like me - cope with the US side of things. In short, I need not have worried. Perhaps a true American might like to comment but to me it seemed spot on.
5.0
2016-05-19T07:22:58+00:00
I much enjoyed the 'English' version of Mr Philip's 1962 time line but wondered how a Brit - like me - cope with the US side of things. In short, I need not have worried. Perhaps a true American might like to comment but to me it seemed spot on.

Islands of No Return

Another outstanding read from JP - it feels like an autobiography and a captivating one at that. Apparently it's a novel - but impressively absorbing.
5.0
2016-01-22T09:22:55+00:00
Another outstanding read from JP - it feels like an autobiography and a captivating one at that. Apparently it's a novel - but impressively absorbing.

Another enjoyable read

Another enjoyable read with a suitable cliffhanger ending. Role on 1/7/15 for the next installment. I was always a Margaret Thatcher fan when she was in government and I like the way her character has developed in this series. The relationship between her and Enoch Powell is quite well crafted.
5.0
2016-05-13T09:02:07+00:00
Another enjoyable read with a suitable cliffhanger ending. Role on 1/7/15 for the next installment. I was always a Margaret Thatcher fan when she was in government and I like the way her character has developed in this series. The relationship between her and Enoch Powell is quite well crafted.

Heroes

un-put-down-able. Just had to read it to the end as quickly as possible.
5.0
2016-01-22T09:32:09+00:00
un-put-down-able. Just had to read it to the end as quickly as possible.

This series just keeps getting better.

Excellent mix of technical knowledge and a strong, believable storyline. Only problem is waiting for the next one!
5.0
2016-05-13T10:14:46+00:00
Excellent mix of technical knowledge and a strong, believable storyline. Only problem is waiting for the next one!

Very well researched – Recommended

Very well researched, some nice twists on real world characters (great job of resurrecting LeMay's undeserved reputation btw..) and still quite bleak.
5.0
2016-05-13T08:43:11+00:00
Very well researched, some nice twists on real world characters (great job of resurrecting LeMay's undeserved reputation btw..) and still quite bleak.

Ranks alongside Deighton’s ‘Bomber’ for accuracy of detail.

I have read a great many books about the Bomber War and the part played by RAF Bomber Command, most of them factual historical accounts of the campaign.
'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'.
5.0
2016-05-19T13:03:21+00:00
I have read a great many books about the Bomber War and the part played by RAF Bomber Command, most of them factual historical accounts of the campaign. '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'.

Operation Anadyr

An excellent read, good story, well developed characters interesting and believable plot. Heartily recommend this book to anyone who likes this genre.

5.0
2016-05-01T17:08:16+00:00
An excellent read, good story, well developed characters interesting and believable plot. Heartily recommend this book to anyone who likes this genre.

A realistic and moving tale of the men of Bomber Command

This is a deeply impressive novel. There is no "war is hell" angst; there are no wacky characters doing improbable things; there are no dollops of modern political correctness; instead there is the story of ordinary men - men made extraordinary by their having being pitched into the most terrible and prolonged aerial campaign in history, and simply getting on with the job. The author succeeds brilliantly in depicting the thoughts and feelings of his cast of characters, both men and women, and throughout the narrative the research he has carried out shines through.
5.0
2016-05-19T13:01:39+00:00
This is a deeply impressive novel. There is no "war is hell" angst; there are no wacky characters doing improbable things; there are no dollops of modern political correctness; instead there is the story of ordinary men - men made extraordinary by their having being pitched into the most terrible and prolonged aerial campaign in history, and simply getting on with the job. The author succeeds brilliantly in depicting the thoughts and feelings of his cast of characters, both men and women, and throughout the narrative the research he has carried out shines through.

Great Read

It is refreshing to find a book written from the British perspective. First three books in the series read back to back until my eyes were almost bleeding. I love this type of genre and this is as good as it gets
5.0
2016-05-13T08:41:19+00:00
It is refreshing to find a book written from the British perspective. First three books in the series read back to back until my eyes were almost bleeding. I love this type of genre and this is as good as it gets

Islands of No Return

Well written & researched

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.
5.0
2016-01-22T09:21:11+00:00
Well written & researched 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.

Fascinating book

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.
5.0
2016-05-19T15:05:06+00:00
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.

Five Stars

Love the series! Please hurry with the sequels!!!
5.0
2016-05-13T09:31:57+00:00
Love the series! Please hurry with the sequels!!!

Brothers in Arms

Fascinating book

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.
5.0
2016-01-22T09:33:37+00:00
Fascinating book 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.

Excellent

I have read the first two books in this series. So chilling. So amazing.  I could go on. But I'll wait for the third book. James Philip you have a fantastic imaginative and an excellent writing style. Well done.
5.0
2016-05-13T08:24:41+00:00
I have read the first two books in this series. So chilling. So amazing.  I could go on. But I'll wait for the third book. James Philip you have a fantastic imaginative and an excellent writing style. Well done.

Heroes

Unusual story brought vividly to life.

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!

 
5.0
2016-01-22T09:31:17+00:00
Unusual story brought vividly to life. 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!  

Unputdownable!

Unputdownable! A really gripping story, scarily believable.
5.0
2016-05-19T07:22:11+00:00
Unputdownable! A really gripping story, scarily believable.

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.
5.0
2016-01-21T09:12:13+00:00
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.

Until The Night

As someone with the utmost respect for Bomber Command, I loved this story.
5.0
2016-01-21T09:25:11+00:00
As someone with the utmost respect for Bomber Command, I loved this story.

Gripping

Once again another gripping book, plenty of action and some very interesting views of the political situation. I look forward to the next instalment of this excellent alternative history.
5.0
2016-05-13T09:31:05+00:00
Once again another gripping book, plenty of action and some very interesting views of the political situation. I look forward to the next instalment of this excellent alternative history.

Until The Night

Great read about bomber squadron and life around ww2 Lancaster's. An accurate account of air service around Lincolnshire's 'Bomber country' and actions with a great understanding of life at the edge! A good balance of Raids and local live and relationships. An enjoyable read for any aviation enthusiast.
5.0
2016-01-21T09:24:40+00:00
Great read about bomber squadron and life around ww2 Lancaster's. An accurate account of air service around Lincolnshire's 'Bomber country' and actions with a great understanding of life at the edge! A good balance of Raids and local live and relationships. An enjoyable read for any aviation enthusiast.
5.0
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