James McDonald is Fellow of the Royal Geographic Society, and holds a number of professional qualifications. He also holds an MA in mathematics from Oxford University, and an MSc in Operational Research from Sussex University. He lives in the South of France.
Previous books published, listed below
He is also the webmaster of the most authoritative website on the Cathars on the web, http://www.cathar.info
James McDonald has also written government reports, magazine articles, and a regular column for the Sunday Express in the UK.
Wordly Wise has been adapted into a national weekly BBC radio program in the UK (Wordly Wise on Radio 4).
A Dictionary of Obscenity, Taboo and Euphemism was reprinted by Sphere in 1989, and has been reprinted again by Wordsworth under the title A Dictionary of Obscenity, and Taboo.