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Gavin Young

Gavin Young (1929-2001) was a journalist, writer, and briefly a member of MI6. As a journalist, he was most associated with the "Observer", being in the words of Mark Frankland's obituary 'a star foreign correspondent'. When disenchantment with journalism set in he turned to the writing of books. The two most famous ones are Slow Boats to China and its sequel Slow Boats Home"." He himself had a particular affection for two later books In Search of Conrad (winner of the Thomas Cook Book Award)...See more