Born in London, the youngest of three children, Richard has loved writing stories since he was nine; and regularly got top marks for his essays at school â€“ where his favourite subject was English. After leaving school, he worked in a succession of dead-end jobs. None brought him as much satisfaction as writing - which he kept up, with his motherâ€™s constant encouragement. Richard credits her father, a taxi driver, who enjoyed writing as a hobby, for his talent with words.
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