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Nicholas Foulkes

Nicholas Foulkes has written around 20 books on subjects as diverse as James Bond, the Battle of Waterloo, and the trenchcoat. He also writes regularly for Country Life, The FT’s How To Spend It Magazine and Vanity Fair; In 2007 he was named Havana Man of the Year by the Cuban government.

William Sitwell

William Sitwell is restaurant critic for The Telegraph and an established food critic and writer. In addition to his work as an author and broadcaster he runs the world’s smallest wine store at

Clive Aslet

Clive Aslet is an award-winning writer and journalist, acknowledged as a leading authority on Britain and its way of life. He joined the magazine Country Life in 1977 and was Editor for 13 years. Sir Max Hastings credited him as being an ‘extraordinarily informed and influential standard-bearer for the cause of the countryside and Britain’s heritage for many years’.

Alessandro Tome

Alessandro Tome is an appreciator of the best in life - the finest manners, the best behaviour, the classiest mores - and a sharp eye for when it falls short.

Sam Leith

Sam Leith is the literary editor of the spectator, a columnist for the Evening Standard and author of You Talkin’ to Me?

Alec Marsh

Alec is the editor-at-large of Spear’s, and a contributor to the New Statesman. He was editor of Spear’s from 2017-2020 and has written for The Spectator, Country Life and the Financial Times, and written regularly for titles including The Times, Daily Telegraph, and Daily Mail. A BSME award-winning editor, Alec has interviewed many leading figures in British political and business life over the last two decades and writes on a broad range of topics including world affairs, politics and economics. His debut novel, 'Rule Britannia', is published by Headline Accent. ‘Enemy of the Raj’, his second novel, is published in September 2020.

Rasika Sittamparam

Senior researcher and longest standing member of the Spear’s intelligence unit. Specialised in reporting on science, emerging markets, law, fintech, international financial centres, luxury & culture. Data geek.

Edwin Smith

Spear’s editor and head of the Spear’s research unit. Edwin was formerly deputy editor of Spear’s and is a journalist who writes about wealth, business, culture and lifestyle, and has contributed to publications such as the Telegraph, Guardian, Wired and Esquire.

Christopher Silvester

Spear’s editor has previously written obituaries for The Times, book reviews for the Financial Times and features for Newsweek. From 2004 to 2007, he wrote the weekly ‘Diary’ column for the Independent on Sunday. From 2005 to 2012 he had more book reviews published in British publications than any other journalist, covering history, politics, film, showbusiness, Americana, and general biography.