I spent five years with the BBC, reporting from Singapore and Indonesia and then on the editing desks in London, writing the news, producing bulletins and voicing analysis pieces.
I hold a degree in Latin from London University.
Areas of expertise beside the obvious include aviation (I'm a qualified commercial pilot) and the arts, particularly opera, in which I have worked. I also have a strong interest in Science; I hold the Open University Certificate in Natural Science and am studying for my BSc.
My last major written work was "The...