Philip J.S. Jones
The author was educated at the prestigious Vine Comprehensive School in Basingstoke, from where he went to college. He then moved on to work on various building sites, which paid for him to go surfing in California in the early eighties. Upon his return he procured various jobs in construction, including hod-carrying, roof-tiling and property renovation. He is not sure how, but he then managed to find gainful employment as an International Reinsurance Broker at Lloyd's of London. To cut a long story short, he left the rat race in the late '90s, and gained a degree in English Law with Spanish Law and has since pursued some charitable endeavours. One such venture led to him writing this unique insight into life in the Peruvian Andes, where all is not what it appears to be.