About the Author
Piers Dudgeon is the author of many works of non-fiction. He worked for ten years as an editor in London, before starting his own publishing company producing books with authors as diverse as John Fowles, Catherine Cookson, Peter Ackroyd, Daphne du Maurier, Shirley Conran, Ted Hughes and Susan Hill. Subsequently, he left London for Yorkshire and has written books about Catherine Cookson (a no. 1 best-seller), Barbara Taylor Bradford, Josephine Cox, J. M. Barrie and Daphne du Maurier, the lateral thinker Edward de Bono, and the composer Sir John Tavener.