Gavin Mortimer
Gavin Mortimer


Gavin Mortimer is a best-selling author and an award-winning historian whose versatile narrative non-fiction books have been published in both Britain and the United States.

Gavin's most recent titles are The History of the Special Boat Squadron in World War 2, an Amazon bestseller that was featured prominently in the Daily Telegraph and the Daily Mirror, the latter praising it as a "remarkable" account of the wartime SBS.

Additionally, Gavin's history of Merrill's Marauders, the American jungle fighters who fought a brutal campaign against the Japanese in Burma in 1944, was published in the USA by Zenith and was seen on the CBS network during their coverage of Veterans Day 2013.

Gavin is currently working on two books that will be published in 2014, including 'The First of the Eagles', a compelling account of the American pilots who flew with the Royal Air Force in World War One.

Among Gavin's previous titles are The History of Cricket in 100 Objects, selected by the Guardian in its list of the 50 Best Books of the Summer, and The Great Swim, the story of the battle to become the first woman to swim the English Channel. Voted one of the best books of 2008 by The Sunday Times, The Great Swim was dramatised on BBC Radio 4 & won the Women’s Sports Foundations Book of the Year award in 2009.

Gavin contributes articles to an eclectic range of newspapers, magazines and websites.If you have any questions concerning his work please contact his agent, Felicity Blunt, at

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