After reading Law at Cambridge, Andrew Swanston held various positions in the book trade, including being a director of Waterstones and chairman of Methvens PLC, before turning to writing full time.
Inspired by a lifelong interest in early modern history, his Thomas Hill novels The Kings Spy, The Kings Exile and The Kings Return are set against a backdrop of the English Civil War, Cromwells Commonwealth and the early Restoration. He is also the author of Waterloo: The Bravest Man. The first in a new series set during the reign of Elizabeth I, Incendium introduces academic, lawyer and intelligencer Dr Christopher Radcliff.
He lives with his wife in Surrey, near to their three children and two grandchildren. His interests include golf, gardening, and drawing.