Christopher Sykes (author)

Christopher Hugh Sykes FRSL (17 November 1907 – 8 December 1986) was an English author. Born into the well-off northern English landowning Sykes family of Sledmere, he was the second son of the diplomat Sir Mark Sykes (1879–1919), and his wife, Edith (née Gorst). His sister was Angela Sykes, the sculptor. His uncle, also Christopher Sykes, was, for a time, a close friend of Edward VII.[1]