Joshua Levine has written six bestselling histories including titles in the hugely popular Forgotten Voices series. Beauty and Atrocity, his account of the Irish Troubles, was nominated for the Writers’ Guild Book of the Year award. On a Wing and a Prayer, his history of the pilots of the First World War, has been turned into a major British television documentary. He has written and presented a number of programs for BBC Radio 4. In a previous life, he was a criminal barrister. He lives in London.