Gavin Mortimer
Gavin Mortimer


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

Included among Gavin's recent titles are The History of the Special Boat Squadron in World War 2, an Amazon Top 100 bestseller that was featured prominently in the Daily Telegraph, the Sun and the Daily Mirror, the latter praising it as a "remarkable" account of the wartime SBS.

Gavin's previous titles include 'The History of Cricket in 100 Objects', selected by the Guardian in 2013 in its list of the 50 Best Books of the Summer, and 'The Great Swim', the story of the desperate race 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 Foundation Book of the Year award in 2009.

Gavin has acted as a consultant to several television documentaries, including most recently the BBC three-part series about the wartime SAS, which will be broadcast in the autumn of 2016.

Additionally, Gavin is an experienced sports writer, appearing regularly in print and also on television and radio where his knowledge of French rugby is in demand. He is currently collaborating with the legendary Jamie Cudmore on his explosive rugby memoir that will be published by Marabout in French & English in 2017.

If you have any questions concerning Gavin's work please contact his agent, Felicity Blunt, at

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