A recent birthday saw The Youngest Boys give me a box of reproduction puzzle cards from the 1940's called What's Wrong? They know, don't they? Lovely innocent pictures- a house where there's no drainage grate for the down-pipe, a Wolseley with a green 'Police' sign. You know the sort of thing. But they rang a bell, and that bell sent me scurrying to the archive, and lo! I found I had a different, original set, called Find the Fault. That's it really, I just thought they'd make an occasional series. And elicit the inevitable cry of "Oh for goodness sake" when I reveal the answer.
I am a designer, writer and photographer who spends all his time looking at England, particularly buildings and the countryside. But I have a leaning towards the slightly odd and neglected, the unsung elements that make England such an interesting place to live in. I am the author and photographer of over 25 books, in particular Unmitigated England (Adelphi 2006), More from Unmitigated England (Adelphi 2007), Cross Country (Wiley 2011), The Cigarette Papers (Frances Lincoln 2012), Preposterous Erections (Frances Lincoln 2012) and English Allsorts (Adelphi 2015)