Patricia Margaret Walker, better known as Tricia Walker, is a contemporary British author who currently lives in Bournemouth, Dorset. She is best known for her debut novel Benedict's Brother, which was voted 'Book of the Year' by Publishing News and was the best-selling launch by an unknown debut author for Borders UK in 2007.
The book follows the journey of a young woman, Benedict, who inherits money from her uncle, a deceased Japanese prisoner of war who was posted in Thailand. Like the protagonist in the book, Walker used the money she inherited from her own POW uncle, Ernest Taylor, to discover what happened to him and also visit her brother who is a Buddhist monk in Thailand.
Walker is the daughter of author Peter Walker, who wrote over 140 books. Under the pseudonym Nicholas Rhea he wrote the popular Constable series, which was the inspiration behind the successful British TV police drama, Heartbeat which was broadcast on ITV in 18 series from 1992?2000.
Benedict's Brother is set to launch as an eBook on all major platforms on 18 November 2013. A motion picture based on the book is currently in development.
February 8th, 1964 in Ampleforth (Age 53)
New Response (Success): Received SIGNED ornament and note.