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Marr, Andrew

Entry updated 26 October 2021. Tagged: Author.

(1959-    ) Scottish broadcaster, journalist, editor and author, active mostly in England, primarily with the BBC from 2000. His first novel, Head of State (2014), is a political thriller set in a modestly Near Future 2017, with Charles III on the throne, Hillary Clinton the President of the USA, and a charismatic prime minister about to win a referendum confirming UK's continuing membership in the European Union. The concealing of his sudden death six days before the vote is modestly evocative of Robert A Heinlein's Double Star (1956), though Head of State remains earthbound. [JC]

Andrew William Stevenson Marr

born Glasgow, Scotland: 31 July 1959

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