About the Author

Neil Wenborn graduated from Magdalene College, Cambridge, and worked at the Bodleian Library in Oxford before pursuing a career in publishing, becoming Editorial Director of one of the UK’s leading independent publishers. Since 1989 he has been a freelance writer and publishing consultant and his work has appeared widely both in Britain and in the United States. His previous publications include biographies of Mozart (in Pavilion’s ‘Compact Companions’ series, of which he was also series editor), Haydn and Stravinsky. He is co-editor of the highly respected History Today Companion to British History (Collins & Brown) and A Dictionary of Jewish–Christian Relations (Cambridge University Press), and a collection of his award-winning poetry, Firedoors, is published by Rockingham Press.