Edward III crossed with the Red Cumyn: like all the hardiest creatures, I’m a mongrel. A born lateral thinker, I love to connect, create and communicate. And, from the arts and local government to international diplomacy and human rights, I’ve lived and worked alongside folk from every continent and background. The window set in my mind by a childhood in the Lakes and Northumberland now opens on the gentle undulations of coastal Dorset, where I can begin to turn family legends and my own adventures into witty, penetrating poetry and prose.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning is a cousin.