Born in 1991, Edward Abel Smith grew up in Hertfordshire, England, before moving to Oxford to study Sociology & Anthropology at Oxford Brookes University.
Edward's interest in Kindertransport led him to write his first book, Active Goodness, which he independently published through Kwill Publishing in 2017. Following this, Edward was commissioned by Pen & Sword to write Ian Fleming's Inspiration, a potted biography of the James Bond author's life - including working in World War II intelligence - which influenced his writing.
In 2023, he published a biogrpahy of Nicholas Winton, known as the British Oskar Schindler, who is the subject of One Life with Anthony Hopkins.
Edward's books have been featured in The Times, the Telegraph, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Express and the Washington Times. He has also appeared on several radio programs including BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio London and BBC World Service. He also regularly gives talks about his books.
In 2022, Edward was commissioned by Pen & Sword to write two further books, one based on the little known story of the women who organised the escape of over 15,000 endangered Jews from Prague during the Nazi invasion. The second is the story of former Sub-Postmaster Robin Garbutt.
Edward lives in England with his wife, two daughters and their dog, Vesper.
In The Press
"A thrilling and heart-rendering telling of devastating bravery in the face of humanity's darkest hour."
SELF PUBLISHING REVIEW
Review of Active Goodness