The Author of THE EMPIRE BOOK FOR BOYS is the Mild Colonial Boy, Esq.
He is a Reactionary Queenslander, a Fervent Monarchist, an Anglophile, a Pessimist, a Sectarian Protestant (Lutheran), an Anti-Egalitarian Elitist, a Traditional Conservative, a Male Chauvinist, a Modern-day Luddite, an Intolerant Prig, a Terrible Snob and, on occasion, a Pompous Oaf with the unfortunate habit of speaking about himself in the third person.
His interests include among other things: Being Intolerant and Judgemental; Maintaining Standards; Having a Fine Sense of Discrimination; Shouting at Foreigners; Sneering at the Hoi polloi (οἱ πολλοί); Deferring to One’s Betters; Noblesse Oblige; Declaiming “O Tempora! O Mores!”; Bemoaning the Decline of Western Civilization; Keeping a Stiff Upper Lip; Defending the British Empire; Fearing God, Honouring the King; Fighting the Red Menace; Opposing Suffrage for Women and the Lower Classes; Applauding Privilege & Elitism & Inequality; and Supporting a Return to the Lash, Gibbet and the Gallows.
He is presently rusticating in genteel poverty on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast Hinterland, far from the decadent fleshpots of Brisbane and the Coastal Cities.