Anson WelshCountry: United Kingdom
BiographyAnson Welsh was born and raised in the Rhondda Fach, a narrow coal mining valley in South Wales. At the age of ten, after reading ‘Biggles and the Cruise of the Condor,’ he decided that he was going to be pilot and never once changed his mind.
He started flying when he was nineteen and worked as a full-time pilot from the age of twenty-one. He regards his flying career as modest, but it has included work as a glider-tug pilot, a flying instructor, a survey pilot, a flying doctor service pilot in Africa, an oilfield support pilot in Sarawak and as a short-haul airline Captain operating around the UK and Europe. Anson has flown gliders, microlights, light aircraft, turbo-props and jets, and had great deal of enjoyment in the process.
He retired from airline flying in 2012 when he hit the buffers at the age of sixty-five. Though he still does a bit of part-time work as a flying instructor and also flies, strictly for fun, an Aeronca Chief that he part owns.
Anson is married with three grown up children, three grandchildren and one step-grandchild. When not playing with aeroplanes he enjoys long walks on the moorland near his home in Devon, UK., and along the Cornish coast. He also likes reading, television dramas, BBC Radio4, the cinema, the theatre, walking holidays, particularly in the United States and writing of course.
He has written several articles for aviation magazines but Marshall’s Family is his first novel.