Frank Giles

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For the Massachusetts politician, see Frank S. Giles.

Frank Thomas Robertson Giles (born 31 July 1919) was editor of the British Sunday Times newspaper[1] from 1981–83, having served as deputy editor under his predecessor Harold Evans. He is the son of Col Frank Lucas Netlam Giles OBE (d. 1930) and Elgiva Mary Ackland-Allen (1890-1970), who were married in 1916 in the bride's home parish of St. Hilary in the Vale of Glamorgan. The Ackland-Allen family of St. Hilary Manor and Elgiva's maternal ancestors, the Bearcrofts, are well documented in The Longcrofts: 500 Years of a British Family by James Phillips-Evans (2012). Frank married Lady Katherine Sackville ('Kitty') in 1946 and they had three children, the youngest of whom, Belinda, is married to television broadcaster David Dimbleby.


  • Frank Giles: Sundry Times. London, Murray, 1986. ISBN 0-7195-4289-8
  • Frank Giles: A prince of journalists, the life and times of Henri Stefan Opper de Blowitz. Lasalle, Open Court, 1974. ISBN 0-912050-51-9 (1st ed.: London, Faber and Faber, 1962)
  • Frank Giles: Napoleon Bonaparte: England's Prisoner (ISBN 1841195995)


  1. ^ Chancellor, Alexander (16 March 2002). "The buck stops where?". The Guardian. Retrieved 20 January 2011. 
Media offices
Preceded by
William Rees-Mogg
Deputy Editor of the Sunday Times
Succeeded by
Ron Hall and Hugo Young
Preceded by
Harold Evans
Editor of The Sunday Times
Succeeded by
Andrew Neil