Russ Willey is a 50-year-old Londoner, whose family's London roots date back over 200 years. Following a BA in Social Sciences from York University, he pursued a career in marketing, including much copywriting and some broadcasting. A London resident for the last twenty years, the author has been compiling the London Gazetteer intermittently for the last ten of these.
I resolve to never again go about town without a copy of Mr Willey's Gazetteer in my trouser pocket, even if it makes an unsightly bulge. -- Will Self