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John Townsend

John Townsend is a Franco-British writer, musician, composer, and artist who has spent most of his life in France. After graduating from Exeter University with a degree in sociology, he worked for a couple of years as a Human Resource specialist in London before co-founding a successful rock band which had a number one hit in France. After the band broke up, John decided to stay in France and went back into HR. After working in managerial positions in France, Switzerland and the USA, he founded the Master Trainer Institute on the French-Swiss border. On retirement he began a successful career as a painter of seascapes. He and his wife now live in Brittany where he recently digitised this book of his 1972 journey of discovery.

John Townsend
Author's Books
Bridge Hunt

Bridge Hunt chronicles a young man’s unforgettable quest to discover the 42 revolutionary bridges designed by Robert Maillart, a pioneering Swiss engineer and architectural luminary, between 1899 to 1940. Many of these graceful structures still hide along remote back roads and alpine valleys, whi...

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