Noel Botham

British journalist

1940   -   2012

country of citizenship: United Kingdom
language of expression: English
occupation: journalist

Noel Botham (23 January 1940 - 23 November 2012) was a British tabloid journalist and prolific author. He wrote books on the love-life of Princess Margaret and the death of Diana, Princess of Wales (The Murder of Princess Diana), as well a series of books of obscure facts with the theme of "Useless Information", some of which was wildly erroneous; for example, "It would take 150 million years to drive a car to the sun" in The Totally Awesome Book of Useless Information. Also noted as a raconteur and publican, for many years he ran one of Soho's landmark pubs, The French House.
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