Tim Heald

Tim Heald

Tim Heald (born January 28 1944) is a British author, biographer, journalist and public speaker.

Heald was born in Dorchester, Dorset, England, and educated at Sherborne School, Dorset and Balliol College, Oxford, receiving an MA in Modern History.

He has published over thirty books, including official biographies of HRH Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh ("The Duke - A Portrait of Prince Philip" (1991), Hodder & Stoughton), and HRH Princess Margaret ("Princess Margaret - A Life Unravelled" (2007), Orion Books).

Heald is also known for his mystery novels featuring Simon Bognor, special investigator, (10 titles), serialised by Thames TV. More recently, creator of Dr Tudor Cornwall in a new crime trilogy published by Robert Hale Ltd - "Death and the Visiting Fellow" (2004), "Death and the D'Urbervilles" (2005), "A Death on the Ocean Wave" (2007). The Dr Cornwall novels rely on fanciful but entertaining plots. In each case there is a shadowy Moriarty figure who challenges Dr Cornwall's Holmesian rectitude, and a shadowy young woman who, we understand, has previously been under the svengali's thrall.

As a journalist, Tim Heald has written for "Punch", "The Spectator", "The Sunday Times" (Atticus column), "Daily Express" (feature writer 1967-72), "The Times", "The Daily Telegraph", and is a freelance travel writer.

As a speaker, he is a regular guest on the on Cunard cruise ships QE2, Caronia.

Interests include real tennis and cricket. Member of MCC since 1973. Author of "Village Cricket" (pub Little Brown, 2004), on which a Carlton TV series was based.

Heald is married to Penny, his second wife, and has four children by his first marriage.

Tim Heald lives in Fowey, Cornwall.


* "Unbecoming habits"
* "Blue Blood will out"
* "Deadline"
* "Let Sleeping Dogs Die"
* "Just Desserts"
* "Murder at Moose Jaw"
* "Caroline R"
* "Masterstroke"
* "Class Distinctions"
* "Red herrings"
* "Brought to Book"
* "The Rigby File" (Editor)
* "Business Unusual"
* "A Classic English Crime" (Editor)
* "It's a Dog's Life"
* "The Making of Space 1999"
* "John Steed, the Authorised Biography Vol 1"
* "HRH The Man Who Would Be King" (co-author with Mayo Mohs)
* "Networks"
* "The Character of Cricket"
* "The Newest London Spy" (Editor)
* "By Appointment - 150 Years of the Royal Warrant and its Holders"
* "My Lord's"
* "The Duke - Portrait of Prince Philip"
* "Honourable Estates"
* "A Life of Love - The Life of Barbara Cartland"
* "Denis - The Authorised Biography of the Incomparable Compton"
* "Brian Johnston - The Authorised Biography"
* "Beating Retreat - Hong Kong Under the Last Governor" [ Most of the Bibliographical detail taken from a copy "Beating Retreat - Hong Kong Under the Last Governor"( published by Sinclair Stevenson in 1997 ]



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