Simon Winder is the author of Germania, Danubia, and The Man Who Saved Britain. He works in publishing and lives in Wandsworth Town, London.
Nobody knows more than the erudite and entertaining Simon Winder. If you could plug your brain into his, you wouldn't need Google. Then again, your head might explode . . . [Lotharingia] enfolds a geographic sprawl even a framer of the Almanach de Gotha would be at pains to chart . . . Nonetheless, it will make you want to visit several hundred places upon which Winder's discerning, lionizing eye alights. --Liesl Schillinger, The New York Times Book Review