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Justin Pollard

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Justin Pollard was born in Hertfordshire and educated at St. Albans School and Downing College, Cambridge where he was president of the Poohsticks Society.

Since then he has written nine books, a few articles for magazines like History Today, BBC History Magazine and the Idler and he is currently one of the writers of the BBC panel show QI.

He is one of the founders of Unbound - http://www.unbound.co.uk - a new crowd-funding site putting authors directly in touch with their readers.

He also runs a company called Visual Artefact which provides scripting and historical advice for feature films. His credits include Shekhar Kapur’s ‘Elizabeth’, Joe Wright’s ‘Atonement’, Tim Burton’s ‘Alice in Wonderland’ and Pirates of the Caribbean 4.

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Alfred the Great

I'm delighted to say that, courtesy of Michael Wood's excellent new BBC4 series on The Anglo-Saxons, my biography of Alfred the Great is now the no.1 bestseller on Amazon in Books > Biography > Historical > 501-1000.

Now I appreciate that's not exactly a Dan Brown category but it's lovely to see people interested in the King who did more any other to make us a literate nation.

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