The author is a handsome man, charming, witty and modest. Highly approachable and always available to meet for dinner. He worked for years in Hollywood as a stuntman but thrown out in the 90s for being too daring. Has a keen interest in history, travel and engineering- on all scales- no one ever felt worse for learning about the Shanghai Tower or Breguet’s No 160 Grand Complication. His favourite animal is the African Honey Badger.