Jonathan Gregson was born in N. India. He is th author of Above the Clouds and a regular contributor to BBC1, Channel 4, Sunday Telegraph, Independent and many others. He has had unparalleled access to the Nepalese royal palace and has top level contacts within the Royal Secretariat. He has met the murdered king, his son, the new king and the rolay astrologer among many others.
'A fascinating, timely account...reads like a thriller...Gregson brilliantly chronicles the events leading up to the palace slaughter, and weaves a dark fairytale around Nepal's recent past.' Ian Thomson, Sunday Telegraph 'Excellent...a superb description [of the murders], both in terms of its clarity of analysis and its lack of sensationalism.' TLS 'Jonathan Gregson is one of the few Western journalists who have come close to understanding Nepal's carefully guarded secrets.' Kathryn Hughes, Mail on Sunday 'An excellent history of the Shah dynasty which goes back to the eighteenth century, fielding plenty of odd types along the way.' Time Out