Frank Welsh (writer)

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Frank Welsh (born in 1931) is a historian,[1] novelist and former international banker.

He graduated in Magdalene College at Cambridge and retired from banking career. He has written extensively on imperial British history, notably Hong Kong, Australia and South Africa.


  • Welsh, Frank, The History of the World: from the Dawn of Humanity to the modern age., London: Quercus, 2013.
  • Welsh, Frank, The Battle for Christendom, London: Constable, 2008.
  • Welsh, Frank, Great Southern Land: A New History of Australia, London : Allen Lane, 2004.
  • Welsh, Frank, The Four Nations: A History of the United Kingdom, London: HarperCollins, 2002.
  • Welsh, Frank, Dangerous Deceits: The Secrets of Apartheid's Corrupt Bankers, London : HarperCollins, 1999.
  • Welsh, Frank, South Africa: A Narrative History, New York: Kodansha America, 1999.
  • Welsh, Frank, A History of South Africa, London : HarperCollins, 1998.
  • Welsh, Frank, The Companion Guide to the Lake District, London: Companion Guides, 1997.
  • Welsh, Frank, A Borrowed Place: The History of Hong Kong, New York: Kodansha America, 1993.
  • Welsh, Frank, A History of Hong Kong, London: HarperCollins, 1993.
  • Welsh, Frank, Building a Trireme, London: Constable, 1988. - on the construction of the Olympias
  • Welsh, Frank, Uneasy City: An Insider's View of the City of London, London: Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1986.
  • Welsh, Frank & Ridley, George Ridley, Bend'Or, Duke of Westminster : A Personal Memoir, London: Robin Clark, 1985; with a foreword by Anne Grosvenor, Duchess of Westminster.
  • Welsh, Frank, First blood: Tales of Horror from the Border Country, London : Constable, 1985.
  • Welsh, Frank, The Afflicted State: A Survey of Public Enterprise, London: Century Pub., 1983.
  • Welsh, Frank, The Profit of the State: Nationalised Industries and Public Enterprises, London: Temple Smith, 1982.


  1. ^ "Hong Kong: Smoking out the truth". The Economist. June 12, 1997. Retrieved 26 June 2011.