I have a degree in Fine Art and later in life studied French with the Open University. I have lived and worked in Paris and taught English Language and Literature abroad for a number of years. I now live in the south of England, which is where I was born and brought up. I give private tuition in French, English and Mathematics to students of all ages. In 2006, together with my elder son Sharif Salah, I published a DVD for beginners learning French entitled "French Premier".
I published my first ebook, "1001 Questions to Test Your French," in October 2012 and followed this up in January 2013 with a reference book entitled "Get to Grips with French Grammar," which should be helpful to anyone puzzled by the grammar questions in the first book. A month later came the "Mini French Phrase Book," and then "1001 Questions to Test Your English" followed in April 2013. I will also be bringing out a book entitled "L'Anglais en 1001 Questions," the reverse of my first book, for French speakers learning English.
In recent years I have published a number of articles on French grammar and vocabulary, poetry analysis and various other topics on Helium.com, where I am Channel Manager for UK Destinations in the Travel Channel. In 2011 I was nominated as Travel Photographer of the Year on Igougo.com, where I contribute reviews as well as photographs. I am also an editor and contributing member on the travel site trivago.co.uk.
Having lived abroad for so many years, I now enjoy spending my holidays discovering parts of the UK that I haven't visited before, such as Cornwall and Dartmoor. My camera is always with me.