Born in Edinburgh, Peter graduated from Peterhouse, Cambridge in 1968 with a MA in Natural Sciences. He worked in the Civil Service and later in business consultancy in which capacity he travelled widely in Europe. He now lives in the Vale of Glamorgan.
Articles and political columns for a variety of outlets, including The Guardian, EUobserver and Western Mail;
‘An Introduction to the Single European Currency’ (1997);
‘Enterprise Integration; Enterprise Extension’ (1999);
‘The Ill-Fated Battalion’ – an account of the 7th Battalion, The Royal Scots during the 1915 railway accident at Quintinshill and then in Gallipoli (2013);
‘Tinkinswood – The positioning of a Burial Cairn – Neolithic Measurement and Mathematics’ – describes Neolithic surveying in relation to a Burial Cairn in South Wales (2013)
‘Whisky in the Coffin’ (short story) was published by the BBC (2004);
He adapted (with the author’s permission) Rose Tremain’s 1984 Radio Play ‘Temporary Shelter’ for the (amateur) stage in 2010;
‘The Next Time’ winner of the Cowbridge Creative Writing Competition 2012 for short story introductions.