Philip Brian Hall is a Yorkshireman and a graduate of Oxford University. A former diplomat and teacher, at one time or another he’s stood for parliament, sung solos in amateur operettas, rowed at Henley Royal Regatta, completed a 40 mile cross-country walk in under 12 hours and ridden in over one hundred steeplechase horse races. He now lives on a very small farm in Scotland. Philip’s had short stories published in the USA and Canada as well as the UK. His novel, ‘The Prophets of Baal’ is available as an e-book and in paperback. He blogs at