Andrew Swanston

Andrew Swanston read Law at Cambridge University, and held various positions in the book trade, including being a director of Waterstone & Co, and chairman of Methven’s plc, before turning to writing. Inspired by a lifelong interest in early modern history, his ‘Thomas Hill’ novels are set during the English Civil Wars, and the early period of the Restoration. He is also the author of Waterloo: The Bravest Man, a fictionalised account of the defence of Chateau Hougoumont, and Incendium, a thriller set in 1572.  He lives with his wife in Surrey.