Alan Brooke

Alan Brooke (Chairman of the Biographers’ Club) was a publisher for 40 years until retiring in 2009. During that time, he worked for Michael Jospeh for 15 years (as Editorial Director and then Managing Director), Headline Books and latterly seven years with Piatkus Books. During his career he published many biographies – ranging from Edward Burne-Jones, Mary Tudor, Catherine Cookson and the Countess of Warwick, to autobiographies by Sophia Loren, Ingrid Bergman, Ginger Rogers and Anthony Quinn.