My first book I had no choice but to write, it's about a past-life thrust on me by regression. As I look at that life I realise how it relates to my current life:
Great healers and spiritualists in my background,
Learning about Carl Jung and Max Weber while studying for a higher degree,
Learning about historicity while training as a teacher,
Learning how to analyse evidence while practicing and teaching Law,
My home town and the people around me.
I do not know how Pitt the Younger, Disreali or Churchill, Trad. Jazz, Jerome K. Jerome or Douglas Adams relate to my writing, but I'm sure they do somehow.