David Batten-Hill was born in 1955, in New Mills, Derbyshire. After a grammar school education, he worked as a photographer/imaging technician, first with the local newspaper and then in the local hospital. He later took up a similar post at Manchester University Medical School. He subsequently gained a Dip SIAD at Hull College.
David began writing in the mid '80s, becoming the editor of 'Kit Car' magazine and its sister title, 'Classics and Replicas'. He became a regular contributor to numerous motoring publications. After gaining an MSc in psychology from the Open University, David began working on a freelance basis for national magazines, testing motorhomes. His wife, Fiona, travelled and worked with him and later co-wrote 'Motorhomes: The Complete Guide', which was released in hardback, by Robert Hale, in September 2009.
David is one of those unusual individuals who combines a deep technical knowledge with an artistic tendency. He lived near York for over 20 years. A dyed-in-the-wool car enthusiast, David enjoys taking photographs, playing digital keyboards, and appreciating both modern and classic films.
Fiona and David now live in the Lake District, in a converted Victorian stable.
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This Son Of York
A 14th Century corpse is unearthed in the name of science, bringing with it a punishing legacy. Dormant underground for hundreds of years, the plague has grown stronger than ever. Once released, it never sleeps and it takes no prisoners. The Black Death has reawakened and only one man can stop it.
'This Son Of York' is a roller coaster ride, all the way to the twist in the tail.
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