Born in Bedford in 1965, Sean Longden first became interested in history as a child listening to his grandfather’s tales of Gallipoli. He went on to study history at the School of Slavonic and East European studies, University of London. After graduation he worked in a number of photographic archives and press agencies. During this period he worked as a picture editor, indexer and caption writer.
It was working with archives of World War Two photographs that sparked his interest in the period and inspired him to write books that look beyond basic military history and into the lives of the men who fought the battles. This led to the writing of his first book, To the Victor the Spoils, for Arris Publishing. He is now working on a number of other World War Two titles, including a story of British Prisoners of War in Germany.
He is married to a publisher, with whom he has two children, and lives in Surrey.
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