Robert Wainwright has worked as a journalist for 30 years and is the author of eleven books, including Sheila and The Maverick Mountaineer. He lives in London.
[Wainwright] succeeds marvellously in bringing to life a woman who until recently was little more than a name in the history of the suffragette movement. * The Spectator * As social history Sheila Chisholm's life is fascinating... it's undeniably enjoyable to read of all that glitter and gold. -- Selina Hastings * The Spectator, on SHEILA * The charm of Wainwright's biography is that he makes us see what an engaging, admirable and sometimes heroic quality it is to be a life-enhancer like Sheila. * Daily Mail, on SHEILA * Nothing short of impressive... Wainwright has revived a legend. * The Lady, on SHEILA * A] compelling biography... As a study of a man whose greatness we would do well to remember and applaud, it sparkles. * The Independent, on THE MAVERICK MOUNTAINEER * Wainwright chronicles it all with aplomb... Wainwright has done a fine job of rescuing his protagonist from the footnotes of climbing history. * Daily Telegraph, on THE MAVERICK MOUNTAINEER *