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I read modern history at New College, Oxford before going into publishing: editing partworks and magazines before joining HarperCollins in 1994. I became Publishing Director at Weidenfeld & Nicolson in 2003.


I published the Sunday Times Top Ten bestsellers REAL BRAVO TWO ZERO (Michael Asher), BLENHEIM (Charles Spencer) and LAST POST (Max Arthur) as well as the landmark history of France in IndoChina, THE LAST VALLEY (Martin Windrow).

I joined Sheil Land Associates in 2007. Of the authors I have worked with as an agent, Angus Donald was the first to break into the mass market fiction top 20. Robert Fabbri, James Wilde and Mark Lawrence all made the 2011 Top 20 UK hardback debut fiction list.

What I'm looking for...


I am best known for Fantasy/SF. I also have  love for historical fiction and action/adventure


On the non-fiction side I am looking for history, biography and music.

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