The Author

Sir Walter Winterbottom Graham was born in Swindon in 1940, grew up in Berkshire and went to Abingdon School. After selling advertising for the Sunday Times and working in sales management and advertising with Unilever he set up his own business in sales promotion and marketing.

A keen sportsman, Graham has played football, rugby, squash and tennis but has a lifelong passion for football. In 1963 Graham married, Janet, the eldest daughter of Walter Winterbottom. He first visited Wembley with Walter to watch the 1962 Spurs v Burnley Cup Final and over the next three decades frequently attended England Internationals and Cup Finals with him.

Away from football Graham was caught by the sailing bug and cruised extensively in northern Europe with his family. In 2002 he achieved a long standing ambition, sailing across the Atlantic with Janet. In 2007 they sailed crossed the Pacific and Graham wrote a book about the experience: The Islands Time Forgot. Graham and Janet have four children and eight grandchildren. They have lived in England, America, and Switzerland and are now settled in the Cayman Islands.

Graham was in a unique position to write Walter Winterbottom’s biography, not only because he knew him intimately, but because he had access to his books, diaries, letters, documents, press cuttings, and photographs.

Sir Walter Winterbottom

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