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Mike Hobbs

Mike is a freelance non-fiction writer, who has written (or co-written) almost 30 books. He has had numerous pieces of journalism published in newspapers and magazines and has run his own copywriting business, Westword, for over 20 years.

Educated at the University of East Anglia, he lives in West London with his wife, Maureen, and their two children, Anna and Jack.

Details of The Chevalier, his first novel, can be found here.

The Chevalier

Historical Fiction
2016
Absorbing historical novel based on the true story of Charles, Chevalier d’Eon de Beaumont. An 18th century French transvestite and secret agent, Charles travels to Russia, disguised as a governess, on the eve of a major European war. The French are not welcome at the Tsarina’s court – or at least their men aren’t. Deceiving almost everyone, he seduces the Tsarina into changing sides to support the French.