Peter Young read history and archaeology at Cambridge. Since 1976 he has been an independent scholar, earning his living by his pen/typewriter/word processor/PC and what's between his ears. Bread and butter income initially came from writing business histories and studies.
Since 2000 his work has concentrated on international cultural histories, in particular
TORTOISE (2003) inspired by and dedicated to his tortoise Timmy for her 50 years in the family, achieved in Millennium Year. The book is now in five languages besides English.
SWAN (2008), elegant afloat and airborne, is also in German.
OAK (2013), his first excursion into a botanical cultural history and his first ebook.