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Born in Hanover, Germany, Philip Mann moved to England in 1988 where he acquired a degree in the History of Art (First Class Honours). He went on to work with the Archigram group of architects, curating their major retrospective in Vienna in 1994. Since then he has written for various publications, notably Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung and Vogue. He is often invited to lecture about matters sartorial-dandiaecal in Vienna, New York, Bern and, of course, London. Mann has worked intermittently since 1998 on what has become The Dandy at Dusk, published by Head of Zeus (October, 2017).World rights excluding France Head of Zeus; French language rights, BookBlast Ltd.
M. V. Diboll was a motorcycle courier in and around Bermondsey, London, during the 1970s, and edited the anarcho-punk fanzines No Real Reason and Toxic Graffity. He became interested in The Koran in the 1980s and contributed to The Crescent International, but eventually went into higher education as a mature student. In the early 1990's, Diboll studied at the American University in Cairo; returned to London; and received his PhD in 2001. He holds a First in Modern Languages, majoring in Arabic, and lectures/researches in Comparative Literature in the Middle East. His articles and essays have appeared in numerous media publications, and academic works released by Routledge and the University of Manchester Press. He is married with two children.
Rupert Bogarde worked in the film industry before heading off for France to renovate a 12th century chapel in the Pyrenees which he ran with his first wife as a holiday centre for young diabetics, until her disappearance in 1993, the basis of his memoir, Daybreak into Darkness. He now lives in Hampshire with his wife, the pianist Sophie Roper-Curzon, and their five children. Book(s)
Rupert's daughter, Jasmine a.k.a. Birdy, won a national music competition, UK IDOL, (Open-Mic), age 12. She is now 16 and is signed to Atlantic records and has sold over a million albums to date.
Singer and novelist, Mounsi, was born in Algeria and aged seven was sent to live with his father, a factory-worker, in the Parisian suburb, Nanterre. He discovered the poetry of Francois Villon and turned to writing in borstal. His mother tongues are Kabyle and Arabic, but he writes in French.
The author of five novels, award-winning The Demented Dance (La noce des fous) is published by Blackamber. He is working on a novel and a screenplay. Book(s)