Robert Smith

Robert Smith

London, United Kingdom

In my late teens, I moved to France to follow my passion for cooking. Working my way up from plongeur to chef at a variety of restaurants, I travelled from Provence to Paris before returning to the UK to establish monthly listings magazine The Shoreditch Map. Each month I worked with a different artist to create a map of the East London district, and wrote articles and listings information to accompany it. The project ran for more than 80 issues. During this time, I produced maps and publications for the NHS, local councils, artists and music events. I also took my self-converted campervan down to Cornwall to begin research for what would eventually become Secret Beaches: Southwest – the first of several books on secluded shores and coastlines I intend to produce.

Currently I am working on:
The next book in the Secret Beach series - Secret Beaches: Ibiza - which will be published early December 2011. A Welsh version of the book is to launch early summer 2012.

www.secretbeaches.co.uk