By Robin Anderson
known writer and inside designer
was born in Scotland and taken up
in the previous Southern Rhodesia (now
Zimbabwe) and South Africa. Before
attending Rhodes college (the Oxford
of South Africa) he hosted his personal radio
programme in Rhodesia (‘The Golden
Voice of juvenile part Hour!) and worked
as a cub reporter on ‘The Bulawayo
Chronicle’ in the course of his hole year.
Leaving South Africa, he spent the early Sixties working
with inside layout businesses in Paris, ny and London.
He arrange his personal layout corporation in London in 1970. Although
interior layout have been his first curiosity, the clothier by no means stopped
writing. these days he makes various tv appearances
166 Nazca Plains
and is a typical visitor on chosen radio programmes, provides regular
lectures on his writing.
His first novel, REGINA, a unique of a few EXTREMES,
was released in 1998. the unconventional provides a salacious glance ‘behind
the scenes’ of the glamorous yet bitchy and aggressive global of
interior layout, following the trail of the disagreeable yet talented
Reginald Forbes as he cuts a swathe during the lives of his many
Though London-based, the writer travels broadly and
the merits of this are obvious within the a number of settings to his books.
The Amazon, the Yucatan, Borneo, Myanmar, China, Russia, Japan,
Sri Lanka, India, Egypt, Morocco, Kenya, Australia, The Maldives,
Mauritius, significant Europe, Canada, North and South the United States plus
the majority of the Caribbean Islands have additionally been visited. He has
walked the Inca path in Peru; climbed Mount Kinabulu (Borneo)
and Mount Kilimanjaro (Tanzania).
The writer is a sturdy believer within the security of endangered
species. In 1959 he took half in ‘Operation Noah’ which involved
the rescue of hundreds and hundreds of animals from the emerging waters of the new
Kariba Dam being around the powerful Zambezi River within the north/
western a part of Zimbabwe.
He can be the proud ‘foster guardian’ to 4 Orang-utans
living on the recognized Orang-utan Sanctuary in Sepilok, Borneo plus
two elephants, Marlene and Marlon, who reside fortunately on a ranch in
In a complete distinction to the above, he additionally helped with the
salvaging of important artworks and manuscripts in Florence,
Italy, in the course of the Sixties whilst the Rover Arno burst its banks and
flooded an important a part of the traditional city.
In among his travels Anderson lives mostly in a spacious
studio ‘overlooking an excellent, leafy sq.’ in London’s exclusive
Chelsea and a small hideaway within the Cinque Terre in his beloved
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