I write on the very varied subjects listed below. Despite their variety, they have certain strands in common that enthuse me. I am more of a multi-disciplinary writer, taking a panoramic or synoptic view, than a specialist. Subjects on which I have written frequently include:
- noise pollution
After graduating with a degree in history and history of art from Cambridge University, I travelled around most of the continents and then lived in London and Paris for a while. I am now based in Wiltshire, southwest England, almost within sight of Stonehenge. There is a small megalith just 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.)
My books have been translated into fourteen languages.
The Dandy — Peacock or Enigma? Bene Factum Publishing 2012
‘Dandyism is a thing almost as difficult to describe as to define’
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.’