About me

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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:

  • architecture
  • art
  • ecology
  • fashion
  • history
  • literature
  • noise pollution
  • philosophy
  • travel

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.)


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The Dandy — Peacock or Enigma?         Bene Factum Publishing 2012

‘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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