Simon Petherick 

SIMON PETHERICK has lived in London for many years. His novel English Arcadia takes as its subject matter the left-wing Westminster political party of the 1940s, Common Wealth. His third novel, The Damnation of Peter Pan, focuses on the fantasies of JM Barrie in The Kensington Gardens. Simon has been a part of London s fabric all his adult life: arranging rock concerts in Hyde Park, running the fashion house Hardy Amies in Savile Row, writing and publishing books from an office in Soho.