Until 2003 Andrew Alderson was a director at the merchant back Lazard's but he quit in search of new challenges. After spending many years in the Territorial Army he served as part of the United Nations peacekeeping mission in Kosovo in 2001 and more recently in Iraq. After he left Bara in 2004, he remained in the Middle East and went on to establish Gulf Capital which offers strategic consultancy. He lives in London.
Maria Fairweather is author of The Pilgrim Princess: A Life of PrincessVolkonsky (1999): 'Vibrant and passionately human', TLS.Maria Fairweather also wrote The Pilgrim Princess: A Life of Princess Volkonsky.Maria Fairweather is married to the recently retired British ambassador to Italy. This is her first book.
Frank Giles is a former Editor of The Sunday Times and the author of The Locust Years the story of the Fourth French Republic 1946-1958.Frank Giles is a former editor of the Sunday Times and the author of The Locust Years, the story of the Fourth French Republic.
Héloïse Goodley was a City banker until she made the impulsive decision to join the British Army. Currently she holds the rank of Captain and has completed two tours of Afghanistan in the Air Corps.
Robert Harvey has been a columnist for the Daily Telegraph, assistant editor of The Economist and an MP. He is the author of many books, including a highly popular biography of Lord Cochrane.He is a former member of the House of Commons Foreign Affairs Committee, was assistant editor of The Economist, and foreign affairs leader writer for the Daily Telegraph. His books include The Undefeated: The Rise, Fall and Rise of Modern Japan, Portugal: Birth of a Democracy, Liberators and Cochrane. Robert lives in Powys, Wales.
James Munson has a doctorate in 19th-century history from Oxford and taught there,1970-9. He has written historical and biographical scripts for the BBC and is literary editor of Contemporary Review.
Evan Thomas has been the Assistant Managing Editor of Newsweek since 1991. He is the bestselling author of six works of nonfiction: Sea of Thunder, John Paul Jones, Robert Kennedy, The Very Best Men, The Man to See, and The Wise Men. He lives with his wife and children in Washington, D.C.