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Writer, Editor, Literary Agent and Public Relations Consultant

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Previous Books

I started out as a writer of business and management books. Some of these books are still in print. I've written some of these books with other people, including my business partner Helen Wylie. My more recent books are at the top of this list below.

  • The Mating Game (a novel), The Conrad Press, 2016
  • Ada’s Algorithm (a biography of computer pioneer Ada Lovelace), Gibson Square, 2013 & Melville House, 2014, and Alba (Spanish), 2015, published as El Algoritmo De Ada.
  • Spellbound (non-fiction popular history)  Robson Books, 2006
  • Jacquard's Web (non-fiction popular science) Oxford University Press, 2004
  • Customer Strategy: devising successful strategies in food and drink - Reuters Business Insight: 2003
  • Internet Trust and Security - Pearson Education: 2001
  • The Future of Banking - Pearson Education: 2000 - Japanese-language edition now available
  • Breakthrough Consultancy - Financial Times Publishing: 2000
  • Inside Outsourcing (co-authored with Charles L. Gay, who was principal author.) - Nicholas Brealey Publishing: 2000. - Polish-language edition now available.
  • Global Custody - Financial Times Publishing: 1999
  • Writing Marketing Copy to Get Results - International Thomson: 1999
  • The Seven Deadly Skills of Competing - International Thomson: 1998.- Chinese-language edition now available.
  • The Virtual Banking Revolution - International Thomson: 1998 Global Custody (New Edition) Financial Times : 1997
  • Legacy Systems: Updating and Enhancing Outdated Computer Systems -Financial Times : 1997
  • Information Technology in Selling - Financial Times : 1997 Retail Financial Services
  • FT Handbook of Investment Management - FT/Pitman : 1997 - German-language edition now available.
  • Banking Technology as a Competitive Weapon (New Edition) – Financial Times : 1996
  • Computer Security in Financial Institutions: Controlling Risk (New Edition) - Financial Times : 1996
  • Virtual Financial Services - Financial Times : 1996
  • How to Write Marketing Copy that Gets Results - Pitman/British Institute of Management : 1996
  • Financial Technology: Effective Cost Management - Financial Times 1994
  • Eastern European Banking - Chapman & Hall : 1994
  • Starting a High-Income Consultancy - Pitman/British Institute of Management: 1994 - Italian-language edition now available.
  • The Global Directory of Financial Information Business One - Irwin, Chicago : 1993
  • Managing Technology in Financial Institutions - Pitman/Financial Times: 1993 - Italian-language edition now available
  • The Investment Manager's Handbook - Chapman & Hall : 1992
  • Electronic Payment Systems: Winning New Customers - Chapman & Hall: 1992
  • Investment Management Training Manual - Euromoney : 1992
  • Global Custody - Longman : 1991
  • Designing for Human-Computer Interaction - Elsevier : 1991
  • Using Technology for Risk Management - Simon & Schuster : 1991
  • Computer Security in Banking - Euromoney : 1990
  • Computer Security for Financial Organisations - Elsevier : 1990
  • Artificial Intelligence - Euromoney : 1990