About the Author


John Edmund Hall produced his debut novel in 2016 after a fascinating career which has given him amazing introductions and insights into the lives of others. 

Working with offenders as a young Probation Officer in Birmingham in the 1970s, he was in north London as a Senior Probation Officer at the time of the 1985 Broadwater Farm riots. Later, he became an Anglican Clergyman and served 9 years as a vicar in Edmonton, London. Subsequently he served in Coventry, as Diocesan Director for Social Responsibility, where he became the first Chair of the West Midlands Faiths Forum.

He was awarded a PhD at the University of Warwick for his understanding of race and racism. In recent years he has continued to take a special interest in inter-faith relations, especially relations between Christians and Muslims. In 2010 he moved to the East Midlands and whilst Director of the St Philip’s Centre, he was made an Honorary Canon at Leicester Cathedral for his work. 

Currently living in the South West of England, John is Inter-Faith Advisor for the Diocese of Exeter and a board member of the Inter-Faith Network UK.

He is a member of the Society of Authors, the Exeter Authors  Association and the Ottery St Mary Writers Group.