The Wilts & Glos Standard ran a feature article on me and my novel 'In Youth, in Fear, in War' in their print edition of 9 Feb, and online as follows:
David Longridge is a writer with a wealth of experience and success in the Real World.
After school he worked for, and became, Chief Executive of Avis International, then second biggest car rental company in the World. That was followed by a long stint in investment banking in the City of London. On retirement, he decided to release his creativity by writing books that were fictional, but in a historical setting of a period he loved.
'Polka Dots and Moonbeams' is his third novel, an extraordinary story that flips between the Parisienne fashion houses and the Vietnam War with the French in the 1950s. It was an extraordinary time, at the birth of our modern age, and David catches the mood, ambience, romance and urgency of that period as he did in 'In Youth, in Fear, in War' and in 'Silence in the Desert'. Tragedy and joy go hand in hand.
David works from his home in Malmesbury, England, with his wife Anna who is a practising artist.