I am a biographer, author and broadcaster.
My main books are lives of Muammar Qaddafi, Ian Fleming, Rudyard Kipling, Dylan Thomas, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and Wilkie Collins.
I also write and review for a large number of newspapers and magazines.
I lecture and speak at schools, universities and literary festivals. I have recently finished a stint on the Management Committee of the Society of Authors. I am currently a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Mary University of London (QMUL).
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Wilkie Collins: A Life of Sensation - Originally published by Hutchinson in September 2013, the paperback came out from Windmill Books in April 2014.
Designing 007 - 50 Years of Bond Style, a major exhibition on which I acted as a consultant. Next up in Paris
24-28 January 2013 - Jaipur Literature Festival - Too good to miss. Andrew Lycett talking on Ian Fleming/James Bond; Kipling; spy literature; biography
30 April 2013 16.30 BBC Radio 4 Great Lives on Conan Doyle plus repeat and on IPlayer
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