Antony Kamm

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Antony Kamm (2 March 1931 – 11 February 2011) was an English publisher, author, historian and cricketer.[1] He was born at Hampstead in London and died at Dollar, Clackmannanshire, Scotland.


Tony Kamm was the son of George Kamm, a founder director of Pan Books and his wife Josephine, a biographer and novelist. He was educated at Charterhouse where he captained the 1st XI before National Service in the Navy. He read Classics for two years before switching to English Literature at Worcester College, Oxford University. He also played hockey and fives for the university.

He was a right-handed batsman and wicket keeper who represented Middlesex in two first-class matches in 1952, six for Oxford University (1952–1955; blue 1954) and once for Free Foresters in 1956.

He led a successful career in publishing. He wrote several books, especially on Roman history and children's literature. In addition to his writing, he was also a lecturer in publishing at Stirling University (1988–1995).

He married Anthea Bell in 1957; the couple had two sons, Richard and Oliver, now a journalist on The Times, but subsequently divorced.[1] His second marriage was to Eileen Dunlop (1979–2011).


  1. ^ a b Shaw, Alison (4 March 2011). "Obituary: Antony Kamm, publisher, author, historian and cricketer". The Scotsman. Retrieved 10 October 2011. 

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