About the Author
ANDREW LYCETT was educated at Charterhouse and went on to read modern history at Christ Church, Oxford. As a former foreign correspondent, he has travelled widely, specialising in Africa and the Middle East. A full-time author since the early 1990s, his books include highly regarded lives of Ian Fleming, Dylan Thomas, Rudyard Kipling and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, as well as of the Royal Geographical Society. He lives in North London.