JONATHAN LUNN was born in London in 1969. Three weeks late, he promptly urinated over the nurse and fell asleep. Close friends say he has not changed much in the intervening years.
Exposed to swashbuckling films at an impressionable age, he soon developed a love of history, which he occasionally studied at university when his busy schedule of chasing women, getting drunk and taking drugs permitted. While a student, he became involved in politics and was elected deputy president of Leicester University Students' Union by default when no other mug could be found to do the job.
He spent seven years working as a spin-doctor for a political party he is too embarrassed to name, trying to change the world, until he realised that the world does not want to be changed and is quite content the way it is, thank you very much. He finally became so disgusted with politics that he turned his back on public life and moved to Bristol, where he spends most of his time alone in a small room telling himself stories. Doctors assure us he is not a danger to the community at large.
"If you've read everything by Forester and O'Brian and you're looking for something in a similar vein…you'll probably find the Killigrew books immensely disappointing. On the other hand, if you're in the mood for something a little bit different, don't take your history too seriously—while still demanding strict historical accuracy from an author—and you fancy a bit of tongue-in-cheek swashbuckling adventure, you'll find the Killigrew saga is a lot more fun than sticking your naughty bits in a meat-grinder." —Jonathan Lunn, 2002.
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Selected works by Jonathan Lunn are shown below.
Killigrew R.N. (2000)
Killigrew and the Golden Dragon (2001)
Killigrew and the Incorrigibles (2002)
Killigrew and the North-West Passage (2003)
Killigrew's Run (2004)
Killigrew and the Sea Devil (2005)