The author has had many diverse occupations to finance his love of writing.
As P.A. for a Member of the House of Lord’s, the author resided temporarily in the Earl of Essex’s 16th century Manor House, Islington. Robert Devereux was known as the ‘Eyes’ of Elizabeth 1st - Lady Augusta St. Davids, his employer, commented favourably on the pre-chapter poetry. The Manor House is also where ‘The Black Pearl’ sequel idea was also nurtured…
Miles Hawke penned ‘The Dragonnade’ novel on a computer hand-built to his specifications by Stanley Hardy Jones, allegedly the love child of actor Stan Laurel. The author also owned a FIAT Cinquecento that once belonged to the novelist, Alistair MacLean.
Miles Hawke grew up in a 3-storey town smuggling house in an old part of the thriving port of Bristol. The ancient building was situated at the top of a cobblestoned lane, its foundation stone laid circa 1690, coincidentally now he writes ripping yarns about the 17th century. Its five cellars contained evidence of contraband from years gone by.
While living in different beautiful cities and townships, the author chronicled these experiences to hone his writing skills residing in such places as Paris, London, Bath in Somerset, even Weston-super-Mare, then latterly a coach house mews cottage beautiful Dorsetshire.
His first book, ‘The Dragonnade’ is followed by its sequel, ‘The Black Pearl’ and due to the author’s diligent research into English history; they contain hitherto unknown information about the Monmouth Rebellion, pirates, smugglers and highwaymen.