Thomas H. Raddall (1903–1994) was born in Hythe, Kent, England. He moved to Nova Scotia with his family at the age of ten. Later in life he resided in Liverpool. Beginning in the early forties, he was an award-winning writer of a number of works on Nova Scotian history, notably Halifax Warden of the North (1948), and historical fiction, including His Majesty’s Yankees (1942), Roger Sudden (1944), Pride’s Fancy (1946), The Nymph and the Lamp (1950), The Governor’s Lady (1960), Hangman’s Beach (1966) and In My Time, A Memoir (1976). He died on April 1, 1994. (Book jacket of In My Time (1976). McClellan & Stewart).