A selection of my articles which have appeared in various publications.

Sands of Time (PDF, 1.8MB)

From World of Interiors Magazine, July 2011

Trip to Egypt: The Magical History Tour (PDF, 2.7MB)

From Weekend FT magazine.

The Treasure Hunter (PDF, 1.8MB)

The Gayer-Anderson Museum in Cairo. Oriental and Middle Eastern Treasures.
From the June 2005 issue of The World of Interiors.

Desert Rose (PDF, 5.5MB)

Artist and interior designer Hugh Sowden's inspirational home at Dashour 14 miles from Cairo. From Belle Epoque to Kitsch.
From the September 2003 issue of The World of Interiors.

Level Best HTML | PDF (0.8MB)

English Hurdle - The art of the willow on the Somerset Levels.
From the November 2001 issue of The English Garden.

Post Production (PDF, 1.2MB)

Riverside home on the Somerset Levels that was once a village shop.
From the July 2001 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.

Tribute to the Arts (PDF, 2.3MB)

Janet Thurston's London home - a showcase for Art Deco and Art Nouvau pieces.
From the June 2001 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.

Capital Style (PDF, 3.4MB)

Detached grade II Georgian house with half an acre in Bedford Park, London.
From the May 2001 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.

Any Old Iron (PDF, 0.4MB)

A unique collection of antique garden tools.
From the April 2001 issue of Garden Inspirations.

Golden Buy (PDF, 3.5MB)

A 13th Century 'Through - Passage Long House' in Somerset with additions by master craftsman John Edmonds.
From the December/January 2001 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.

Fruits of their Labour (PDF, 0.9MB)

Cheeses, pastes and sauces sold at Neals Yard and farmer's markets. Kiwi fruit tree in this London Garden.
From the November 2000 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.

Courtly Love (PDF, 3.1MB)

16th Century former courthouse in the courthouse in the Cotswolds.
From the September 2000 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.

Love at first sight (PDF, 3.2MB)

1780's coach house in Richmond - home of actress Hayley Mills.
From the September 2000 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.


Cornish Dream (PDF, 2.3MB)

17th Century family holiday home in Fowey, Cornwall.
From the August 2000 issue of Inspirations.

Positively Medieval (PDF, 1.3MB)

Once derelict 13th Century barn and Almonry in the grounds of Muchelney Abbey in Somerset.
From the May 2000 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.

Stamp of Approval (PDF, 2.6MB)

Somerset village post office and shop.
From the April 2000 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.

Bluenote HTML | PDF (1.6MB)

Devonshire home of indigo expert and dyer Jenny Balfour-Paul. Textile collection and home grown woad and other dye plants.
From the March 2000 issue of Inspirations.

Simply Elegant (PDF, 3.4MB)

17th Century grade II listed Saltmoor House on the Somerset Levels.
From the March 2000 issue of Period Living & Traditional Homes.

Simply The Best HTML | PDF (0.8MB)

Five specialist London food producers: Jewish deli, fish smoker, chocolate maker, baker and pickle and jam maker.
From the April 1999 issue of Homes & Gardens Magazine.

Fans & Fancies (PDF, 1.1MB)

The history of the fan and modern fan-maker John Brooker at work.
From the February/March 1999 edition of Heritage Magazine.

City Living (PDF, 3.5MB)

1830's house in London's Camden Town. Home of ceramicist Gary Grant and partner Richard Elder.
From the November 1998 issue of Period Living & Traditional Homes.

Dairy Fresh (PDF, 2.9MB)

Paul and Karen Rennie's home and shop in Bloomsbury. The building dates from 1740 with a 19th century shop front. The Rennies sell vintage posters and kitchen ephemera in this former dairy.
From the July 1998 issue of Period Living & Traditional Homes.

The Best Of Company HTML | PDF (1.8MB)

The story of London's livery companies.
From the June/July 1998 edition of Heritage Magazine.

The Domain of du Maurier (PDF, 4.5MB)

Ferryside - The home of the du Maurier family on the waterfront at Fowey, Cornwall.
From the May 1997 issue of Country Living.

Absolutely Fabulous (about Aesop’s Fables)(PDF, 1MB)

from Ad Familiares, the Journal of Friends of Classics, London, Spring, 1998, p. XVI.

Craftmasters

Tracking down traditional tradesmen in hidden pockets of London. Rag and bone man, pewterer, chair seater, sweep, black smith, clock maker, knife grinder, basket maker and furniture maker.
From Homes & Gardens Magazine.

Life Class (PDF, 2.0MB)

From the November 1990 issue of Country Living.

Fit for a Lady (PDF, 1.1MB)

I was invited to test a car for this issue. From Sunday Express Magazine, 4 May 1986.

Visiting the Pounds in 1971 (PDF, 8.9MB)

From the December 1985 issue of Words - The New Literary Forum. This article was also mentioned on the back page of the previous issue - click here to see it (PDF, 0.3MB)