Peter Bourne spent his early years in the South of England and studied Law at Liverpool University. Recently, he travelled to the Near East, and spent the best part of a year in The Lebanon, Syria, Jordan, Egypt and Palestine/Israel, settling in Jerusalem for several months. Peter currently lives in South London, where he writes and paints. The Deserter is his first novel.
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