Andrew Lownie

Andrew Lownie was educated at Magdalene College, Cambridge, where he was Dunster History Prizeman and President of the Union, before taking his Masters and doctorate at Edinburgh University. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he later returned to Cambridge as a visiting fellow at Churchill College.

He has been a bookseller, publisher, and journalist, writing for the Times, Telegraph, Wall Street Journal, Spectator, and Guardian, and since 1988 has run his own literary agency specialising in history and biography.

He was one of the six-man team that set up the Spy Museum in Washington and is a Trustee of the Campaign for Freedom of Information.

His books include The Edinburgh Literary Companion, the prize-winning Stalin’s Englishman: The Lives of Guy Burgess, and the Sunday Times top ten bestsellers The Mountbattens: Their Lives and Loves and Traitor King: The Scandalous Exile of the Duke and Duchess of Windsor.

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