Leo Hollis was born in London in 1972. He went to school at Stonyhurst College and read History at UEA. He works in publishing and is the author of two books on the history of London: The Phoenix: The Men Who Made Modern London and The Stones of London: A History Through Twelve Buildings.

He writes regularly for the New Statesman, the TLS, and the Daily Telegraph. His blog can be found at www.citiesaregoodforyou.com and tweets at @leohollis.

Books in order of publication:

Pick Your Brains About England – 2004

The Cadogan Book of Historic London Walks – 2005

Historic Paris Walks – 2006

London Rising: The Men Who Made Modern London – 2008

The Stones of London: A History in Twelve Buildings. Leo Hollis – 2011

Cities Are Good for You: The Genius of the Metropolis – 2013

Inheritance: The Lost History of Mary Davies: A Story of Property, Marriage and Madness – 2021

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