Donald Barker is British. He is married and has two adult sons and an adult step daughter. He likes to spend winters in the Far East, in particular Mainland China, and summers in the U.K. He is the author of four novels, two of them self published and two published by Robert Hale of London. He reviews virtually every book her reads whether purchased or presented to him by the author. He has also written extensively for the magazine market, both fact and fiction. In addition to reading and writing his interests include chess, running, swimming, cycling and walking. He also has a great liking for British Beer.