New life of forgotten novelist
Geoffrey Elliott is an independent writer and historian. A retired investment banker, he is an Honorary Fellow of St Antony's College, Oxford. He is the author of I Spy: The Secret Life of a British Agent; Kitty Harris: The Spy with 17 Names; Secret Classrooms: An Untold Story of the Cold War; From Siberia with Love: A Story of Exile, Revolution and Cigarettes; The Mystery of Overend and Gurney: Adventures in the Victorian Financial Underworld; The Shooting Star: The Colourful Life and Times of Denis Rake; Gentleman Spymaster: How Lt. Col. Tommy 'Tar' Robertson Double-crossed the Nazis.
'An elegantly written and enthralling account of an action-packed but tragically short life that has all the ingredients of a modern-day picaresque. This is a brilliantly researched act of biographical reclamation; with this masterful biography, John Lodwick's life has been perfectly commemorated.' - Colm Toibin