Alex Larman is a freelance journalist who has written for the TLS, the Guardian, and the New Statesman, as well as the Spectator and the Observer. He has also written a radio play.
'Challenges the accepted wisdom that has prevailed for centuries that Wilmot was a dastardly blighter in his conduct and a pornographer in his poetry, painting instead a portrait of one of English literature's brightest lights who died, as bright lights do, far too young' Good Book Guide. 'Very good, assiduously researched and well written' Scotland on Sunday. 'The most comprehensive portrait of Rochester yet' Daily Mail. 'This racy tale is told in scholarly but lively detail by Alex Larman in a beautifully written first book' Daily Express. 'An informative and enlightening biography' The Sunday Times. 'Insightful and illuminating ... engagingly partisan and elegantly informative' The Times.