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  Stories, articles and book reviews
  • ‘Thorfinn the Puffin’, illustrated by Sheridan Williams, Puffin Post, vol. 6, no. 4, pp. 16–17 (Penguin)

  • ‘Les publications à la rescousse des musées au Royaume-Uni’, ICOM France, Lettre du comité national français, no. 13, March 1993 (lecture given in Marseilles, 6 December 1991, at a colloquium entitled ‘'Publications, éditions, musées’, Centre de la Vieille Charité, Marseilles, on the occasion of the Assemblée générale du Comité français de l’ICOM)

  • ‘Accounts Made Easy’, review of Wendy McKenzie’s book The Financial Times Guide to Using and Interpreting Company Accounts in African Business, March 1996, no. 208, p. 36

  • ‘Computer King’, review of Bill Gates’s book The Road Ahead in African Business, April 1996, no. 209, pp. 36–7

  • ‘The Real Richard Branson’, review of Tim Jackson’s book Virgin King in African Business, May 1996, no. 210, pp. 40–1

  • ‘Measurement in the French Idiom’, The Salisbury Review, Spring 2004, vol. 22 No. 3, 2004, p. 2 (ifc)

  • ‘Dining with a Despot?’ The Salisbury Review, Spring 2005, vol. 23 No. 3, 2005, pp. 33–5

  • ‘American Tools Sold Abroad’, Maine Antique Digest, December 2012, p. 35-B

  • ‘Homecoming for Top American Tools Sold Abroad’, Maine Antique Digest, August 2013, p. 74-C

  • ‘Under the hammer: Antique woodworking tools: the missing link’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 210, October 2013, pp. 60–1

  • ‘Under the hammer: Fine tools by the chest load’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 213, Winter 2013, pp. 46–7

  • ‘More American Tools Sold Abroad’, Maine Antique Digest, January 2014, p. 18-B

  • ‘A tool to sell tools – the gavel strikes home’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 220, July 2014, pp. 44–5

  • ‘American tools ply the Atlantic’, Maine Antique Digest, July 2014, p. 39-C

  • ‘The great plane-makers: The history behind T. Norris & Son’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 221, August 2014, pp. 58–62

  • ‘The great tool-makers: The history behind the Holtzapffel dynasty’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 222, September 2014, pp. 58–62

  • ‘Two great Scottish tool-makers: Alexander Mathieson & Son(s) and Spiers of Ayr’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 223, October 2014, pp. 58–62

  • ‘The insatiable in full pursuit of the collectable’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 227, January 2015, pp. 58–60

  • ‘Planes and the Plain-speaking American’, Maine Antique Digest, January 2015, p. 35-B

  • ‘Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum – Japan’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 234, August 2015, pp. 16–20

  • ‘Precision engineering meets craftsmanship’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 235, September 2015, pp. 56–58

  • ‘Plain dealing’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 241, February 2016, pp. 67–9

  • ‘Bench-marks of quality’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 246, July 2016, pp. 50–2

  • ‘Twice upon a time: reviving the vintage hand tool’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 252, Winter 2016, pp. 52–4

  • ‘Vintage tools: gathering ideas for a collection’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 257, May 2017, pp. 58–61

  • ‘Edward Preston’, Furniture & Cabinetmaking, issue 258, June 2017, pp. 58–61 (in shops now)