Swindon in 50 Buildings

Following the 2018 publication of my first non-fiction book, Secret Swindon, Amberley Books commissioned Swindon in 50 Buildings. It’s a work in progress at the moment, but I expect it to be on the book shelves in late spring/early summer. So watch, as the saying goes, this space for more news.


As I do my research I’m collecting a surfeit of material, some of which I’ll turn into blog posts. Like for instance this one about the Swindon County Ground Hotel.  

Swindon in 50 Buildings - the David Murray John Tower reflected in a puddle

You may have got the idea by now that my favourite building in Swindon is the David Murray John Tower.

 Photograph by Chris Eley.

Sadly this fabulous image of the David Murray John tower won’t be on the cover of the book – I’ve no idea yet what will be. But it will be inside it!

Also on the subject of buildings check out this feature about Dona Bradley, architectural illustrator.