New books keep arriving on my desk: last year was a busy one of travel and writing. I went to Australia for Rough Guides, and was lucky enough to spend a month in Sydney and New South Wales, hearing Shostakovich at the opera house, staying in the gorgeous YHA hostel in the Rocks, and hiking […]
I wrote this little guide to the borough of Hounslow: it is published by Rough Guides and commissioned by Hounslow Council. Temple visits – and free lunches – were a big treat, as was visiting Hogarth’s House and the idiosyncratic and hugely enjoyable Musical Museum.
Lonely Planet Italy is published this month: I drove round the south of the country last year updating the guide. Highlights of the trip included driving through banks of poppies, spotting a wolf in the Abruzzo mountains, exploring the ancient cave city of Matera and eating cucina povera style.
My guide to the beautiful and historic city of York has been published, with features on eating, shopping, ghosts, chocolate and cycling excursions. Click here to read the magazine. “York has been hailed as Britain’s most beautiful city, with its towering Minster, knot of medieval streets and encircling walls. The wide and fast flowing River […]
Lonely Planet Wales guide is out – I was lucky enough to update the Swansea and Brecon Beacons chapters, as well as the Outdoor and Food and Drink sections. Highlights for me were exploring high passes in thick snow, watching red kites swoop overhead, and visiting the house where I was born on a sunny […]
The Eat Hackney Cookbook was published in October and has been featured in Time Out, the Hackney Citizen, the Hackney Gazette, It’s Nice That, East London Lines, EastCast show and East London Radio… The booklet is a fundraiser for North London Action for the Homeless and the Hackney Migrant Centre. It’s a perfect Christmas stocking […]