GMW Wemyss (shown, here, in an artist's rendering designed to prevent his being recognised and mobbed in the street, less by fans than by mobs with pitchforks, and wearing what his American business partner describes as 'that damned proconsular smirk of empire') lives and writes, wisely pseudonymously, in Wilts. Having, by invoking the protective colouration of tweeds, cricket, and country matters, somehow evaded immersion in Mercury whilst up at University, he survived to become the author of the Village Tales series of novels, beginning with 2013's Cross and Poppy.
He is also the author of Sensible Places: essays on place, time, and countryside; and of The Confidence of the House: May 1940. He is the co-author of When That Great Ship Went Down: the legal and political repercussions of the loss of RMS Titanic; of '37: The year of portent; of the Bapton Books Sampler: a literary chrestomathy; and of The Transatlantic Disputations: Essays & Observations; and co-editor and co-annotator of The Complete Mowgli Stories, Duly Annotated; and of The Annotated Wind in the Willows, for Adults and Sensible Children (or, possibly, Children and Sensible Adults). He is a partner in Bapton Books, a Very Small Imprint for Sound, Solid Works.
He has a blog in the steerage section of the Torygraph, and is on Facebook and Twitter, much to the dismay of any number of people.
An out-and-proud anorak, his interests include Clumber spaniels; cricket; tea; hunting, shooting, and angling; beagling; squash; polo (No. 4); real ale, real cider, real perry, wine; rural pursuits; steam railways; draught horses; and Bristol motorcars. He is (under his real name, Which he Is Not Telling You) a member of various local and regional historical societies; various learned societies in the disciplines of politics, economics, and history; various hunts; the RSPB; the Royal Agricultural Society of England; the Rare Breeds Survival Trust; CAMRA; the British Beekeepers' Association; the Countryside Alliance; the British Deer Society; the British Horse Society; the Society for the Protection of Ancient Buildings; the British Association for Shooting and Conservation; the Conservative Party; the Henry Jackson Society; the Prayer Book Society; his Regimental Association; the Campaign for Christ Church (Oxon); &c.
Although a small, pink chap, he sings basso in the parish choir, when cornered.