• Donald Thomas

    Agent : Bill Hamilton

    Donald Thomas is the author of seven biographies, including Cardigan of Balaclava and his bestselling life of a controversial naval hero, model for Captain Hornblower and Jack Aubrey, in Cochrane: Britannia’s Sea-Wolf. He won the Gregory Award for his poems Points of Contact. His novels include The Raising of Lizzie Meek, based on the scandals surrounding the Victorian miracle-worker Father Ignatius of Capel-y-ffin. Two collections of his Sherlock Holmes stories have been published as The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes and Sherlock Holmes and the Running Noose. Donald Thomas was born in Somerset and educated at Queen’s College, Taunton, and Balliol College, Oxford. He holds a personal chair in the University of Wales, Cardiff, now Cardiff University.

    His works include:

    Poetry:
    Points of Contact
    Welcome to the Grand Hotel

    Fiction:
    Prince Charlie’s Bluff
    The Flight of the Eagle
    The Blindfold Game
    Belladonna: A Lewis Carroll Nightmare
    The Day the Sun Rose Twice
    The Ripper’s Apprentice
    Jekyll, Alias Hyde
    Dancing in the Dark
    The Raising of Lizzie Meek
    The Secret Cases of Sherlock Holmes

    Biography:
    Cardigan of Balaclava
    Lewis Carroll: A Portrait with Background

    Crime and Documentary:
    State Trials: Treason and Libel
    Hanged in Error?
    The Victorian Underworld

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