James Fox (journalist)

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James Fox
Occupation Journalist

James Fox (born 1945) is a British journalist best known for his book White Mischief, and for co-authoring Life, the best-selling memoir of Rolling Stones' guitarist Keith Richards.[1]

Life and career[edit]

Fox was born in Washington, D.C. U.S.A. and worked as a journalist in Africa as well as reporting for London's Sunday Times.[2][3] His first book White Mischief is an account of the Happy Valley murder case in Kenya in 1941. He researched the book with Cyril Connolly in 1969 and it was later adapted into a film by Michael Radford in the 1980s.[4][5] Fox's other works include The Langhorne Sisters also known as Five Sisters: The Langhornes of Virginia.[6] He is married to the fashion designer Bella Freud.


  1. ^ Kakutani, Michiko (2010-10-25). "‘Life,' Keith Richards's Memoir". The New York Times. 
  2. ^ Uruburu, Paula. "Five Sisters: The Langhornes of Virginia (9780743200424): James Fox: Books". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  3. ^ Fusilli, Jim (2010-10-27). "Keith Richards, With No Ax to Grind | Cultural Conversation by Jim Fusilli - WSJ.com". Online.wsj.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  4. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0094317/
  5. ^ "'White Mischief' murder finally solved after 66 years | Mail Online". London: Dailymail.co.uk. 2007-05-11. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 
  6. ^ "James Fox: Books, Biography, Blog, Audiobooks, Kindle". Amazon.com. Retrieved 2011-03-12. 

External links[edit]

  • [1] Official Publisher's Page