Biography

Alec Marsh is a journalist and author of the Drabble & Harris books, published by Headline Accent. His first Drabble & Harris book, Rule Britannia, is set against the backdrop of the Abdication Crisis in 1936 and was described by Ian Rankin as ‘a rollicking good read’. The second novel in the series, Enemy of the Raj, is set in British India in 1937, and was released in 2020. The third in the series, Ghosts of the West, was published in 2021 and sees Drabble and Harris journey to the United States. ‘Marsh’s mixture of derring-do and scholarship makes for a fun read and a colourful supporting cast of rogues and spies keeps the narrative hurtling along,’ noted Alexander Larman in The Observer. Marsh is working on the fourth book in the series which is set in Turkey.

 

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Marsh began his journalism career at the Western Morning News in Cornwall before moving to The Daily Telegraph in London. He has since written for most national newspapers. He edited of Spear’s magazine from 2017 to 2020, before being appointed editor-at-large. He has written for The TimesThe Daily Telegraph, the Daily MailThe SpectatorNew StatesmanNational GeographicThe Field and Country Life. Marsh lives in North Essex with his wife and family. Over the course of his career he has interviewed many leading political and cultural figures.

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A Burning Sea
A Burning Sea
A Burning Sea

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Buffalo Bill and the Wild West Shows

Buffalo Bill and the Wild West Shows

Long before John Wayne brought the world that walk; long before Clint Eastward flicked his poncho as the Man With No Name, long before the old West was immortalised on the big screen, it had already been framed in the minds of generations of men and women – in a rather peculiar way. But in ...
Why Historical Crime Fiction Matters

Why Historical Crime Fiction Matters

In an age when people have taken to pulling down statues – albeit this hasn’t happened for a couple of years now – you know that there’s a disconnect between the past and the present. Whether that misconnection is born of ignorance, misunderstanding or ingrained prejudice is open to debate, but
A E W Mason & The Four Feathers

A E W Mason & The Four Feathers

It’s a safe bet to suppose that while you’ll know of The Four Feathers and its essential storyline – after all, it’s been adapted for film six times ­– you probably won’t be able to name its author. In fact you’re almost certainly more likely to know that the most recent film version of the ...

Author Interviews

Alec Marsh
What prompted you to write about Drabble & Harris, and the Inter-War period?The idea for my first novel, Rule Britannia, was inspired by two things – first I remember reading about Oliver Cromwell’s head, and how it had been in private hands for hundreds of years.Then I was inspired by a counter-factual idea of what ...