Cruise ship engagements

Do join me on one of my forthcoming speaker engagements.  I shall be back aboard the lovely Hebridean Princess among the Western Isles in June 2017 while in November 2017 I shall be on Fred. Olsen’s Boudicca in one of my favourite parts of the world – the Indian Ocean, when we shall visit Mauritius, the Seychelles, Reunion, Madagascar and the Comoro Islands to experience some of their marvellous natural history. Then in February 2018,  I shall be returning to Cuba and the northern Caribbean for Voyages to Antiquity aboard their lovely small ship Aegean Odyssey.


My major new biography

After seven years research and writing my latest biography ‘My darling Mr Asquith – the extraordinary life and times of Venetia Stanley’ is now published and has already received praise from such eminent historians and biographers as Philip Ziegler and John Julius Norwich. John Julius was unequivocal: ‘My darling Mr Asquith is a masterpiece…’     It tells the remarkable story of the woman known to the world only as the intimate confidante of Prime Minister H H Asquith.  In reality she lived an amazing life, knowing everyone who was worth knowing in the social and political world of the first half of the twentieth century and with one of her lovers, was among the pioneers of long distance aviation.

Contact me for a personally signed copy with a special price offer.



Fourth edition of the Guide to Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Garden Plants

It’s been a long wait for the fourth edition of the Guide to Pests, Diseases and Disorders of Garden Plants. Keith Harris and I first published this standard reference book in 1981 and I know many people have been asking when the fully revised new edition will appear. Well, it’s in the shops now and has already been highly acclaimed and is essential for every gardener, horticultural student and professional.  Please contact Stefan if you would like your copy signed.