I am something of a composite creature in many ways. From a life spent working mainly as an academic (archaeology, anthropology, history and health sciences) in recent years I have turned writer of fiction, travel and poetry. I also work as a visual artist and fine art photographer. Travel is the single most important theme linking all these, providing me with a rich source of ideas and imagery that inspires all my work.
'The Lady of Seville' is a sweeping adventure and a compelling and poignant love story, set against a backcloth of the turbulent clash of worlds, cultures and faiths that was 16th century Spain and Spanish America.
‘An Indian Affair’ explores the complex emotional and practical issues surrounding the dynamics of relationships: of long-term marriage, of love affairs and a woman’s experience of these, both in the present and, too, in the world that was British India of the 1940s.