“Books are my passion. I have been passionate about all things literary since I was a small boy and one of my teachers saw something and encouraged me all those years ago. Back in the early 1980’s I set up a large Hospital radio network in London and ran this for many years and through this it enabled me to interview stars from stage, TV, music and also writers. One day I hope to get back behind the microphone. But also I have a real passion for natural history and this is why I love our wonderful of Somerset so much.
Now I write about books and interview writers on my blog. I get to work with publishers large and small and some of the best literary PR people. My love of books allows me to attend book launches across the country and also book prize events. I read on average 180 books a year nearly all before they are released into bookshops. Last year I launched a fund raising campaign called The Lost Words for Somerset Primary Schools. The aim was to raise enough money to enable me to get a copy of The Lost Words by Robert Macfarlane and Jackie Morris into every Primary School in Somerset. The target was achieved and this project is still going strong today.
With each issue of Word Gets Around I will select two books that I hope you the reader will enjoy in both fiction and non-fiction titles”.