Edward Paice was a History Scholar at Cambridge University and winner of the Leman Prize. After ten years working as an investment analyst in the City, he moved to Africa and spent the best part of four years writing travel and natural history guides in Kenya and newly-independent Eritrea.
Edward lectures regularly and contributes articles on a variety of African topics. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society, and an active member of the Royal Institute of International Affairs. For the academic year 2003-4 he was awarded a visiting Fellowship at Magdalene College, Cambridge.
Author of LOST LION OF EMPIRE: THE LIFE OF ‘CAPE TO CAIRO’ GROGAN (HarperCollins, 2001), TIP AND RUN: THE UNTOLD TRAGEDY OF THE GREAT WAR IN AFRICA (Weidenfeld and Nicolson, January 2007) and THE WRATH OF GOD: THE GREAT LISBON EARTHQUAKE OF 1755 (Quercus 2008). Edward is currently writing THE LION AND THE EAGLE, the story of Africa in WWII, for Atlantic.