I write on the subjects below. Despite their variety, all enthuse me. Rather than staying locked inside a particular discipline, I prefer a panoramic, synoptic view. My aim is to stimulate, inform and entertain, at times seeking out previously unspotted parallels or little known aspects of the subjects concerned. These include:
- noise pollution
My books have been translated into fourteen languages.
After graduating with a degree in history and history of art from Cambridge University, I travelled around many of the continents and then lived in London and Paris. I am now based in Wiltshire, southwest England, almost within sight of Stonehenge. There is a small megalith outside my own house.
I am the founder of Pipedown, the Campaign for Freedom from Piped Music and was a founder-member of the Siesta Club (currently in abeyance.)
The Dandy — Peacock or Enigma? Bene Factum Publishing 2012
‘Dandyism is a thing almost as difficult to describe as to define’
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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.’