Toby Clements worked as a journalist and editor on the literary desk of the Daily Telegraph for ten years before writing four critically-acclaimed novels set in England during the Wars of the Roses.

His next novel is about the life of Thomas Malory, and will be published by Faber & Faber in 2020.

Toby lives in London with his wife and three children.

Reviews for the Kingmaker series:

'An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the reader.' Hilary Mantel

‘Magnificent. An historical tour de force, revealing Clements to be a novelist every bit as good as Cornwell, Gregory or Iggulden. Kingmaker is the best book I’ve read this year by some margin.’ Ben Kane

’It’s amazing … there’s a real sense of time and place, and real immersion in the period, real rounded characters, with utterly plausible lives. Fantastic! People who love Conn Iggulden and Bernard Cornwell are going to love it too.’ Manda Scott

’Toby Clements captures the grimness, grit and grime of 15th-century life, but with compassion and humanity, as seen through the eyes of common people ... period detail is wonderfully accurate as are the setpiece skirmishes and bloodbath at Towton.’ Daily Mail

’It is Clements’s ability to excite both tender emotions and a capacity for bloodthirstiness that has allowed him to achieve what Shakespeare couldn’t manage, and spin a consistently enthralling story out of the Wars of the Roses.’ Daily Telegraph

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