Alexander Maitland

Born in Scotland in 1940, Alexander Maitland studied at the Glasgow School of Architecture and School of Art. He later worked intermittently for architectural practices in London and Edinburgh while continuing to write and paint. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and has contributed to newspapers, magazines, radio and television programmes.

Alexander Maitland was a close friend of Wilfred Thesiger for forty years. He edited Thesiger’s anthology, My Life and Travels (2002) and helped produce Thesiger’s My Kenya Days, The Danakil Diary, Among the Mountains and A Vanished World. He is the author of biographies of Freya Stark and John Hanning Speke, and most recently of Wilfred Thesiger: A Life in Pictures and a biography, Wilfred Thesiger: The Life of the Great Explorer.

Alexander Maitland now lives mainly in London. He is married, with three children.

Books by Alexander Maitland

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