Allen Andrews (author)

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Allen Andrews
Born 25 April 1913
Greenwich, London, England
Died September 1985
London, England
Occupation Author
Period 1959-1982
Genre History, Fantasy

Allen Andrews was a British author in London, England. He was born in Greenwich, London, England, on 25 April 1913. He was educated at Bancroft School and St John's College, Oxford, and served with the Royal Air Force during the Second World War. He worked as a writer at several newspapers before starting a freelance career in 1957.[1] He became a historian who is the author of a number of fine British histories, biographies, and company histories as well. Many of his books have been translated into foreign languages. Andrews died in London, in September 1985.


  • Proud Fortress: The Fighting Story of Gibraltar (1959)
  • Earthquake (1963)
  • The Mad Motorists: The Great Peking-Paris Race of '07 (1964)
  • Relax and sleep well (1965)
  • Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965)

'The Splendid Pauper (1968)

  • Prosecutor: The Life of M. P. Pugh, Prosecuting Solicitor and Agent for the Director of Public Prosecutions (1968)
  • Quotations for Speakers and Writers (1969)
  • Monte Carlo or Bust: Those Daring Young Men in Their Flying Jalopies (1969)
  • The Royal Whore: Barbara Villiers, Countess of Castlemaine (1970)
  • Intensive inquiries: Seven Chief Constables open CID files on their most Remarkable Murder Investigations (1973)
  • The Follies of King Edward VII (1975)
  • Kings and Queens of England and Scotland (1976)
  • The King who lost America (1976)
  • The Whiskey Barons (1977)
  • The Life of L. S. Lowry (1977)
  • Wonders of Victorian Engineering (1978)
  • Exemplary Justice (1978)
  • The Pig Plantagenet (1980)
  • Castle Crespin (1982)



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