Richard Vaughan Davies ran a still thriving and well known men’s wear retail business in North Wales. He built this up from a one man shop to a million pound turnover business very rapidly by the power of press advertising. He contributed articles to MENS WEAR magazine for over thirty years, where he acted as Deputy Editor for a short time, and had a weekly business column in the Liverpool Daily Post. At a halfway point in his career point he took time off to do a combined honours degree course in English and Italian at Liverpool University. Richard has retired to the Cotswolds to write, where he runs play reading and poetry groups. His amazingly supportive partner is the lovely Barbara, and he has three children of whom he is very proud. “In the Shadow of Hitler” is the novel he always wanted to write since having an inspirational Austrian teacher at Malvern College. His hobby is solving and compiling cryptic crossword puzzles.