Robert Lacey

Senior Editor, Fourth Estate and William Collins

“Robert embodies the very essence of Unsung Heroes. He is the footballer’s footballer, the actor’s actor. Google him and all you will find is his namesake, the writer of biographies of the Queen. Robert is quiet, unassuming, dazzlingly clever and witty and has for decades operated in the shadows and behind the scenes, representing the equivalent of the Rolls Royce editorial service within prestigious publishing houses from the Chatto of Carmen Callil and Jonathan Burnham to the HarperCollins of Philip Gwyn Jones, Stuart Profitt and Arabella Pike. Forensic in detail. Collaborative and nuanced and rarely ever wrong in his summation of a text.”

– Anonymous