Max Egremont

John Max Henry Scawen Wyndham, 7th Baron Leconfield, 2nd Baron Egremont FRSL DL (born 21 April 1948), generally known as Max Egremont, is a British biographer and novelist. Egremont is the eldest son of John Edward Reginald Wyndham, 6th Baron Leconfield and 1st Baron Egremont, and Pamela Wyndham-Quin, and succeeded his father in 1972.

He is a direct descendant of Sir John Wyndham. He married Caroline Nelson, the garden designer, in 1978 and they have four children, three daughters and a son. He lives at the family seat of Petworth House in Sussex, which his family gave to the National Trust in 1947.

Books in order of publication:


The Cousins (William Collins 1977)

Balfour (William Collins1980)

The Ladies’ Man (Secker & Warburg 1983)

Dear Shadows (Secker & Warburg 1986)

Painted Lives (Hamish Hamilton 1989)

Second Spring (Hamish Hamilton 1993)

Under Two Flags (Weidenfeld & Nicolson 1997)

Siegfried Sassoon: A Poet and His Library (Grolier Club 2002)

Siegfried Sassoon (Picador 2005)

Forgotten Land: Journeys Among the Ghosts of East Prussia (Picador 2011)

Some Desperate Glory: The First World War the Poets Knew (Picador 2014)

Käthe Kollwitz, with Frances Carey (British Museum 2018)

All You Need to Know About World War 1 (Connel 2018)

The Glass Wall” Lives on the Baltic Frontier (Farrar, Straus and Giroux 2021)

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