WARPLANES OF THE WORLD, 1918 - 1939
Michael John Haddrick Taylor ( December 6th, 1949 ) is one of Britain’s most prolific authors. He began his meteoric writing career at the remarkably young age of 19, when a major publisher gave him the opportunity to contribute to a world - famous yearbook. Soon he was writing two, three and even four books a year under his own name, allowing his work to reach a much wider audience. This prestigious output of aero - space and other books exceeded 100 titles by the year 2000, gaining him five - star reviews and multi - million sales, with many translations to satisfy worldwide demand.
In a major shift, and after producing three internationally acclaimed one - million - word books, in 2003 he gave up his previous writing genre to become a full - time novelist. His home, a converted Victorian school in a picturesque Somerset village, gave him initial inspiration to write historical novels based on areas of the West Country made famous in Thomas Hardy classics. Then, after completing his third historical novel in 2009 to form a trilogy, he changed to modern storylines for his later novels.
Michael J.H. Taylor has published several books about aviation, such as : Missiles of the world ( with John W.R. Taylor, 1972 ), Encyclopedia of aircraft ( with John W.R. Taylor, 1978 ), Milestones of flight ( with David Mondey, 1983 ), The world's strangest aircraft ( 2001 ), The Times aviators : a history in photographs ( 2005 ).
( sources : Austin Macauley Publishers, worldcat.org )