Robert Lacey is an internationally renowned historian and biographer and co-founder of Cover magazine. His ground-breaking and highly-acclaimed MAJESTY - ELIZABETH II AND THE HOUSE OF WINDSOR was published in 1977 on the occasion of the Queen's Silver Jubilee.
Greg Lake was a vocalist, musician and producer, best known as the frontman of the first progressive rock supergroup Emerson, Lake and Palmer. He is often described as having the voice of a generation.
David Lammy was born in London to Guianese parents and has served as the MP for Tottenham since 2000. He was the first black Briton to study at Harvard Law School and before entering politics practised as a barrister. He served as a minister under Tony Blair and Gordon Brown and his first book, Out of the Ashes: Britain after the Riots, was published to widespread acclaim in 2011.
Dr Peter Lamont is a Research Fellow at the University of Edinburgh, working on the history, theory and performance of magic. He is an award-winning magician and a former President of the Edinburgh Magic Circle. He has performed and lectured in several countries across the world. This is his first book for a popular readership.
J G Landels was a Senior Lecturer in Classics at Reading University whose work, in collaboration with the Engineering Department, involved making working replicas of ancient machines and testing them in the field.
Mark Lanegan first hit the scene as the front man for Screaming Trees, the Ellensburg, Washington, band that quickly became associated with the Seattle grunge scene. Between 1986 and 1996 the band released seven studio albums. Lanegan released his first solo album, The Winding Sheet, in 1990 and has released several more since. He is also known for his work with Queens of the Stone Age. Lanegan lives in Los Angeles.
Richard Russell Lawrence
Richard Russell Lawrence is editor of several other Mammoths including TheMammoth Book of Battles and The Mammoth Book of Storms and ShipwrecksRichard Russell Lawrence has worked in the field of art and design for over 20 years. His previous books include The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: Naval Battles, The Mammoth Book of Battles and The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy.Richard Russell Lawrence, editor of The Mammoth Book of How it Happened: Battles, also co-authored The Illustrated Companion to Nelson's Navy.
Intelligent and engaging, Cameron and Devin have appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, VH1, E!, and mtvU. They are heavily covered in the press including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, Entrepreneur, Folio, Los Angeles Daily News
Intelligent and engaging, Cameron and Devin have appeared on CNN Headline News, ABC News, VH1, E!, and mtvU. They are heavily covered in the press including the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, New York Post, Entrepreneur, Folio, Los Angeles Daily News, to name a few.
James Le Fanu
James Le Fanu has combined a career as a General Practitioner in South London with writing about medicine and science for the Sunday and Daily Telegraph. He has also contributed articles and reviews to The Times, Spectator, New Statesman, Literary Review, British Medical Journal and Journal of The Royal Society of Medicine. His much acclaimed 'The Rise and Fall of Modern Medicine' won the Los Angeles Times book prize in 2001. His most recent book, 'Why Us?', was published jointly by HarperCollins in the UK and Random House in the US in 2009. He was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Physicians in 2014.
Honest Lee is a liar! You can't trust a thing he writes. He insists that his stories are true. And they're totally not! Then again, I could be Honest Lee, which would mean I'm lying and my stories are true. What's the truth? I have no idea. Honestly.
Jill Lepore is the Kemper Professor of American History at Harvard and a staff writer at the New Yorker. Her books include The Name of War (1998), which won the Bancroft Prize; New York Burning (2005), which was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in history; The Story of America (2012), which was short-listed for the PEN Literary Award for the Art of the Essay; Book of Ages (2013), a finalist for the National Book Award; and The Secret History of Wonder Woman (2014). Lepore is the David Woods Kemper '41 Professor of American History at Harvard University. In 2012, she was named a Harvard College Professor, in recognition of distinction in undergraduate teaching.
Quentin Letts is parliamentary sketch writer and theatre critic for the Daily Mail. A regular broadcaster on radio and television, he was formerly New York correspondent for The Times and gossip columnist for the Daily Telegraph. He recently presented Radio 4's series 'What's The Point Of?' He lists his recreations, in Who's Who as 'gossip' and 'character defenestration'.
Jon E. Lewis
Jon E. Lewis is a historian and writer, whose books on history and military historyare sold worldwide. He is also editor of many The Mammoth Book of anthologies, including the bestselling On the Edge and Endurance and Adventure.He holds graduate and postgraduate degrees in history. His work has appeared in New Statesman, the Independent, Time Out and the Guardian. He lives in Herefordshire with his partner and children.Praise for his previous books:England: The Autobiography:'A triumph' Saul David, author of Victoria's ArmyThe British Soldier: The Autobiography:'this thoughtful compilation . . . almost unbearably moving.' Guardian'Compelling tommy's eye view of war.' Daily Telegraph'What a book. Five stars.' Daily Express
Michael Lewis is the author/Co-author of seven books, including A Guy Walks into a Bar..., The Films of Harrison Ford, The Films of Tom Hanks, and The Cheapskate's Guide to Walt Disney World. He works as an editor, primarily of books about popular culture. He lives in New Jersey and his favorite Beatles song is 'A Day in the Life.'Stephen J. Spignesi is the author of more than 30 books, including The Beatles Book of Lists and She Came in Through the Kitchen Window: Recipes Inspired by The Beatles and Their Music. He is the co-author (with Michael Lewis) of Pilgrim's landing, a screenplay about John Lennon. He lives in Connecticut and his favorite Beatles song is 'Nowhere Man.'
John Lewis-Stempel is an award-winning writer predominantly known for his books on nature and history. His many books include the best-selling Six Weeks, about British frontline officers in the First World War, described by the Literary Review as 'the most moving book I have ever read on the First World War' and by actor Dan Stevens (Matthew Crawley in Downton Abbey) as 'the best research resource ever', The Autobiography of the British Soldier and The War Behind the Wire, about the life, death and glory of British PoWs in the First World War. His books have been published in languages as diverse as Brazilian Portuguese and Japanese and have sold more than a million copies. He has two degrees in history, writes books under the pen name Jon E. Lewis, is married with two children, and also farms in Herefordshire.
Mark Lewisohn is the author six previous Beatles books and has been described by the Independent as the band's 'Emeritus Professor'.
Robert Jay Lifton
Robert Jay Lifton is a lecturer in Psychiatry at Columbia University and distinguished professor emeritus of psychiatry and psychology at the City University of New York. He has previously taught at Yale and Harvard medical schools. A leading American Psychiatrist, Lifton is the author of many widely acclaimed works, including Death in Life: Survivors of Hiroshima, winner of the National Book Award.
Colour-Sergeant Kailash Limbu
Colour Sergeant Kailash Limbu was born in 1981 in Khebang village, one of the most remote in the whole of Nepal. He joined the 2nd Batallion Royal Gurkha Rifles in 1999 and undertook four tours of active service in Afghanistan. He has also been on operations in Bosnia and Sierra Leone. Married with two children, he is currently serving in the UK.
Fergus Linnane has had a long career in journalism, working for the Daily Mail, Daily Mirror and finally as executive editor of the European newspaper. He combined his career in London with an interest in the city's various underworlds. He lives in Kent.