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Jonathan Mantle is a British writer.  He creates the stories of individuals, organisations and businesses in multiple media. His non-fiction trade books have achieved three Sunday Times Top Ten bestseller listings, an American Book of the Month Club Choice and 5 Star listings on Amazon and Waterstones.  They are published in 30 countries and 16 languages, but not French. 

His journalism has appeared in many publications, ranging from the London Evening Standard and Sunday Times Magazine to Vogue and the South China Morning Post. He has been interviewed on TV, radio and in print media around the world.  

Jonathan is a sought-after contract story creator for enterprises of all shapes and sizes, with many books published with companies.  This often leads him to assist with their internal and external communications across print and digital platforms.  


Jonathan's paternal family come from ten generations in the Scottish borders.  The family name originates over 950 years ago from Normandy, in Northern France.  His father saw four years of action at sea in WW2 in the Atlantic, at Normandy and the Far East, and his mother instructed fighter bomber pilots.  His brother is the Oscar-winning Director of Photography, Anthony Dod Mantle, and he has a sister, Alison. 

Jonathan was educated at various schools and at Pembroke College, University of Cambridge, where he graduated with a B.A (Hons) Degree in English Literature.  He has two grown-up children who live in Mile End and Berlin, and lives by the sea near London.

You will find it impossible to put this book down’ Spectator.

'Mantle spins tales that revise modern history' - USA Publishers Weekly. 

‘A class act – and I say that about once a year’ – Nick Linney, Chairman Linney Group.

‘I commend the story to you’ HM The Queen, Patron of Leonard Cheshire Disability.

‘A brilliant miniature epic’ William Feaver, writer and critic.

A witty, yet poignant piece of work’The Stage.

'In one week, you helped change my mindset' - Latvia/Cambridge Venture Camp participant.  

The students loved you – you have such energy!’ - Singapore Institute of Management.

Without your support I would never have got into college and done all the things I have done’ - Central St Martin’s graduate, London.

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