Richard Hall was born in 1945 and still lives in London. After his degree at Oxford, he became a Chartered Accountant and worked in the City for 30 years. For two years he worked in Milan and learnt Italian. He left the City to become Finance Director of the Royal Opera House.
When the opportunity came to retire he was determined to write and the idea for his first novel emerged within 24 hours of announcing his retirement. Not surprisingly the story was set in Italy and a passion for opera was an important theme.