Andrew Lycett

Andrew Lycett spent his early career as a journalist, focusing on Africa and the Middle East, an experience that led to his first book, Qaddafi and the Libyan Revolution (Little, Brown, 1986; co-authored with David Blundy). He has since written four major biographies of literary figures: Ian Fleming (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1995), Rudyard Kipling (W&N, 1999); Dylan Thomas (W&N, 2003); and Conan Doyle: The Man Who Created Sherlock Holmes (W&N, 2007). His latest book is a biography of Wilkie Collins, published by Hutchinson.

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