Mark HollingsworthLondongrad

Welcome to Mark Hollingsworth | Author and Journalist

Mark Hollingsworth is an investigative journalist and author of 10 books, notably ‘Londongrad – From Russia with Cash, the Inside Story of the Oligarchs’. He has also written biographies of Mark Thatcher and Tim Bell and acclaimed studies on MI5 and the Saudi Royal Family.

He started his career working for Granada TV’s award-winning  ‘World In Action’ programme and now contributes regularly to ‘The Times’, ‘Mail on Sunday’, ‘The Guardian’ and ‘The Sunday Times’.  His most recent article was an investigation into the BBC ‘Panorama’ interview with Princess Diana which has just been published by ‘Tatler’ magazine.

He is currently writing a history of the KGB.

Featured Books



From Russia with Cash – The inside story of the Oligarchs

 Mark Hollingsworth, Stewart Lansley

The amazing true story of how London became home to the Russian super-rich – told for the first time ever. A dazzling tale of how vast wealth was made by the Oligarchs in Russia and how they made London their home with ferocious legal disputes, beautiful women, private jets, mega-yachts, and bodyguards driving them around with tinted bullet-proof windows.

Thatcher's Fortunes: The Life and Times of Mark Thatcher


The Life & Times of Mark Thatcher

Mark Hollingsworth, Paul Halloran

Thatcher’s Fortunes reveals that while she was prime minister, Lady Thatcher was active in lobbying for contracts in which her son had a commercial interest. Despite the potential damage to her government, she allowed him to use her office to enrich himself through arms deals in the Middle East, construction contracts in the Gulf and oil ventures in Africa.

Saudi Babylon - Mark Hollingsworth


Torture Corruption and Cover-Up Inside the House of Saud

Mark Hollingsworth

Saudi Babylon is a shocking tale of a miscarriage of justice, but more disturbingly, it reveals how the British government behaves when one of its citizens is imprisoned by a regime with which it does business. See the video interview on this page..

Defending The Realm - Mark Hollingsworth


Inside MI5 and the War on Terrorism

Mark Hollingsworth, Nick Fielding

In 1997, MI5 officer David Shayler went public with a series of damning criticisms of the Security Service. Hollingsworth and Nick Fielding broke the story in the Mail on Sunday but then took Shayler’s revelations as the starting point for an investigation into the agency. This is a brand new and updated version of the book that was originally published in 1999.