Tuesday, 3 April 2012


HIGH 50's GENIUS, editor TIM WILLIS, writer of two biographies, one on Nigel Dempster and another on Syd Barrett. He is a dab hand with a pen and likes nothing better than correcting illiterate articles. He is sharp and a little witty in spiky shoes and snakey jeans, the tighter the better. Spell well or you may pay the price.

Which Hollywood star do you find attractive?

The one in the film Elizabeth

What moves you emotionally?


Which film director inspires

What food do you most enjoy?

Parma ham

Which designer do you like to wear most?

What was your most successful moment?

Aged 8, getting the class medal in my first week at boarding school 

What makes you happy?

Which film director interests you?

What piece of music do you like listening to?

Pergolesi's Stabat Mater

Where do you like to live?

Kensington & Chelsea

What piece of art inspires you?

What shoes do you like to wear?

Narrow pointy ones

What made you most happy in your career?

Getting my first job, at The World of Interiors, or maybe the newspaper reviews for my Syd Barrett book

What person inspired you?.

Father Smalley, my English teacher

What sport do you most enjoy?

Where do you find serenity?

In meetings and hospitals

What do you like to eat?

More parma ham, please

What is your biggest sin?


What piece of advice can you give someone?

i before e except after c is not a universal law

What do you like to do at the week end?

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