I write on the varied subjects listed below, which all have one thing in common: they enthuse and excite me. Subjects on which I have written include:
  • architecture
  • art
  • ecology
  • history
  • literature
  • noise pollution
  • philosophy
  • travel
I have a degree in history and history of art from Cambridge University. My books have been translated into fourteen languages.


The Dandy — Peacock or Enigma?

‘Dandyism is a thing almost as difficult to describe as to define’

—Barbey d'Aurevilly

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Philosophers Behaving Badly with Mel Thompson—Peter Owen 2005

‘Every great philosophy is the confession of its founder, a kind of secret and involuntary set of personal memoirs.’

—Friedrich Nietzsche

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