Agent : Bill Hamilton
David Waller was educated at Manchester Grammar School, Balliol College, Oxford, and Birkbeck College, London. He worked for the best part of ten years as a journalist on the Financial Times. He has written two business books but more recently turned to historical biography after the chance find of a treasure-trove of papers in a home counties attic. The Magnificent Mrs Tennant, a biography of the Victorian grande dame Gertrude Tennant, was published earlier this summer by Yale University Press. Early reviews have been flattering: the book was compared to "Thackeray at his best" (Independent) and Valerie Grove in The Times wrote: "Waller’s story has terrific pace and wit. It is rich in period detail and places events unobtrusively in context. It is a real discovery.".