Caroline Moorehead, a biographer and historian, has written biographies of Bertrand Russell, Martha Gelhorn, Freya Stark and Iris Origo; as well as several non-fiction works, including Human Cargo, on refugees in the modern world, and Hostages to Fortune, a work on terrorism. Most recently, she has written two acclaimed histories centred in Occupied France during World War II: A Train in Winter and Village of Secrets. She was elected Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1993 and awarded an OBE in 2005 for services to literature.
'An engaging biography.' - The New York Times Book Review; 'Moorehead's entertaining view of Schliemann's life is in keeping with the convoluted history of the Trojan treasure itself.' - The Times; 'Few tales of mystery and imagination can match the story of Heinrich Schliemann... Vivid, graceful and engaging prose.' - The Baltimore Sun; 'Moorehead bypasses recent unearthings of Schliemann's flaws in favor of a celebration of his inspiring achievements and a retracing of the convoluted trail of his legacy to the present day.' - Kirkus