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Tom Holt

Thomas Charles Louis Holt was born in London in 1961. At Oxford he studied bar billiards, ancient Greek agriculture and the care and feeding of small, temperamental Japanese motorcycle engines; interests which led him, perhaps inevitably, to qualify as a solicitor and emigrate to Somerset, where he specialised in death and taxes for seven years before going straight in 1995.

Now a full time writer, he lives in Chard, Somerset, with his wife, one daughter and the unmistakable scent of blood, wafting in the breeze from the local meat packing plant. His first published work was Poems by Tom Holt (1973), poetry written while he was still a child. His writing career proper began with Lucia in Wartime and Lucia Triumphant which were sequels to E. F. Benson's 'Mapp and Lucia' Sequence.

Tom Holt began publishing his comic fantasy novels in 1987 with Expecting Someone Taller, these books having gained him his biggest following.

Books by Tom Holt Links
Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Sausages (2011)
The Blond Bombshell (2010)
May Contain Traces of Magic (2009)
The Better Mousetrap (2008)
Barking (2007)
Someone Like Me (2006)
You Don't Have to Be Evil to Work Here, But It Helps (2006)
Earth, Air, Fire and Custard (2005)
In Your Dreams (2004)
The Portable Door (2003)
Little People (2002)
Falling Sideways (2002)
Nothing but Blue Skies (2001)
Valhalla (2000)
Snow White and the Seven Samurai (1999)
Only Human (1999)
Wish You Where Here (1998)
Open Sesame (1997)
Paint Your Dragon (1996)
My Hero (1996)
Djinn Rummy (1995)
Odds and Gods (1995)
Faust Among Equals (1994)
Grailblazers (1994)
Here Comes the Sun (1993)
Overtime (1993)
Ye Gods! (1992)
Flying Dutch (1991)
I, Margaret (1989)
Who's Afraid of Beowolf (1988)
Expecting Someone Taller (1987)
Lucia Triumphant (1986)
Lucia in Wartime (1985)

Historical Novels as Thomas Holt:
Meadowland (2005)
Song for Nero (2003)
Olympiad (2000)
Alexander at the World's End (1999)
The Walled Orchard (1990)
Goatsong (1989)

Short Story Collections:
Holt Who Goes There? (2002)

Poems by Tom Holt (1974)

Bitter Lemmings (1997)
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