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.