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Wilkie Collins: 200th anniversary on January 8th 2024


Check out my book Originally published by Hutchinson in  September 2013, the paperback came out from  Windmill Books in April 2014.


NEW!!! The Worlds of Sherlock Holmes Published by Frances Lincoln in October 2023


Designing 007 - 50 Years of Bond Style, Barbican

24-28 January 2013 - Jaipur Literature Festival - Too good to miss. Andrew Lycett talking on Ian Fleming/James Bond; Kipling; spy literature; biography

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Further details on events page

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dylan thomas, Andrew Lycett
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'highly recommended'

Rudyard Kipling, Andrew Lycett
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Andrew Lycett

Andrew Lycett Author and Biographer, Press Photo

biographer and author




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, 

In October 2023 my book The Worlds of Sherlock Holmes was published by Frances Lincoln. 


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 worked as a Royal Literary Fund Fellow at Queen Mary University of London.


I am a Fellow of both the Royal Society of Literature and the Royal Historical Society.


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Designing 007 - 50 Years of Bond Style, a major exhibition on which I acted as a consultant. Next up in Paris

30 April 2013 16.30 BBC Radio 4 Great Lives on Conan Doyle plus repeat and on IPlayer

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