A Message From Gill Whiting
Welcome to the Charles Whiting website!
Since my late husband’s death I told myself that a website should be built to show his many readers how dedicated he was to his writing. It was quite exciting in some ways getting all the material together simply because of the sheer volume of novels and non-fiction books he wrote.
Charles The Author
Charles loved writing and his routine most days would be getting up around 5.30 typing some 2,000 words before breakfast. A late morning swim would be followed by more words in the afternoon. Of course, I should mention that Charles typed all his work on his now famous upright Olivetti typewriter which you see here. He had no interest in the computer and was quite happy tap tap tapping away. However, a trip to the coast for a fish and chip lunch was a must once a week.
He wrote all his books on the same typewriter – that’s 275 books and 40,000 words each… we’re looking at a total of 11,000,000 words!
Charles The Yorkshireman
He was such an accomplished author. His work was well-rounded and he could see every angle of the story. To some people his stories went too close to the truth but his non-fiction work was always very carefully researched. As a military historian with nearly 300 books to his name(s) he could so easily have taken the celebrity route but that was not Charles. He was a straight talking Yorkshireman and proud of his roots. He so enjoyed his writing it was enough celebrity status for him just to know people were reading his books all around the world. This site will show you, if you don’t know already, just how prolific he was.
Please enjoy the website, the photos and the stories. If you have any personal experiences you would like to share with me please do so via the contact page.