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Robert Wainwright has worked as a journalist for 30 years and is the author of eleven books, including Sheila and The Maverick Mountaineer. He lives in London.
[Wainwright] succeeds marvellously in bringing to life a woman who
until recently was little more than a name in the history of the
suffragette movement. * The Spectator *
Muriel Matters's name is apt: she certainly does matter...[a] highly readable biography. * Daily Mail *
A long-overdue biography of the most inspiring woman you've never heard of. * All About History *
The charm of Wainwright's biography is that he makes us see what an engaging, admirable and sometimes heroic quality it is to be a life-enhancer like Sheila. * Daily Mail, on SHEILA *
As social history Sheila Chisholm's life is fascinating... it's undeniably enjoyable to read of all that glitter and gold. -- Selina Hastings * The Spectator, on SHEILA *
Nothing short of impressive... Wainwright has revived a legend. * The Lady, on SHEILA *
A] compelling biography... As a study of a man whose greatness we would do well to remember and applaud, it sparkles. * The Independent, on THE MAVERICK MOUNTAINEER *
Wainwright chronicles it all with aplomb... Wainwright has done a fine job of rescuing his protagonist from the footnotes of climbing history. * Daily Telegraph, on THE MAVERICK MOUNTAINEER *