NICK RENNISON is a writer, editor and bookseller with a particular interest in modern history and in crime fiction. He is the author of 1922: Scenes from a Turbulent Year, A Short History of Polar Exploration, Peter Mark Roget: A Biography, Freud and Psychoanalysis, Robin Hood: Myth, History & Culture and Bohemian London, published by Oldcastle Books, and the editor of six anthologies of short stories for No Exit Press. He is also the author of The Bloomsbury Good Reading Guide to Crime Fiction, 100 Must-Read Crime Novels and Sherlock Holmes: An Unauthorised Biography. His crime novels, Carver's Quest and Carver's Truth, both set in nineteenth-century London, are published by Corvus. He is a regular reviewer for both The Sunday Times and Daily Mail.
Breezy and very readable canter through a seminal 12 months... a finely judged balance between conversational anecdote and genuine insight * Observer * Rennison proves a chatty and amiable guide [and] offers an enjoyable and evocative ramble down Memory Lane * Telegraph * Hugely entertaining... often wryly amusing... plenty of light entertainment and colourful anecdote -- Mail on Sunday Rennison makes an enjoyable and often wry case for that year being a key moment -- BBC History Magazine