Max Egremont was born in 1948 and studied modern history at Oxford University. In addition to four novels, he is the author of three biographies, most recently Under Two Flags: The Life of Major General Sir Edward Spears. Egremont is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature.
Siegfried Sassoon emerges from Max Egremont's biography as humane and gentle, sensitive as well as courageous, as a man of lasting historical and literary significance. Wm. Roger Louis, former president, American Historical AssociationThis is it. The thoroughly authentic, artistically intelligent biography we've been waiting for. The book is refreshingly rich and subtle as well as psychologically acute. Thank you, Max Egremont. Paul Fussell, author of The Great War and Modern Memory"