Les Williams has been a keen history buff all of his life and is fortunate to live in an area rich in Roman and Medieval archaeology, but he has a keen interest in modern history, too. He is fascinated by the human and social aspects of any period in history and especially by the political and social turmoil of the 1960’s. He has long been interested in the triumphs and tragedies of the Kennedy family and the more he read, the more intrigued he became. He found that there were lots of books on individual family members but very few that told the full and complete story of what happened to each of Joe Kennedy’s children and why. He felt very strongly that there was a need for such a book so he decided to research and write it himself. The end product of this process is his book, “The Kennedy Curse: Shattered,” which is available on Amazon in both Kindle and paperback format.
But this is just one of his many writing projects. Les is about to publish a novel set in Roman Britain and a small book on how to manage a small business. He is also working on a children’s book that he intends to publish at a later date.
In addition to his writing activity, Les also paints pop-art pictures of legends of the stage and screen and has had some success in this venture. He has exhibited (and sold work) at the official Ryder Cup Exhibition in 2012 and has sold pieces in other markets and forums, including one at Pebble Beach Golf Resort in California.