[He's the one wearing glasses!] © Vivienne Marsh
In the 1980s, he began his career as a guidebook writer and photography, and soon turned his attention to the Pyrenees and then the Alps, spending many years following mountain trails and exploring the natural beauty, as he produced ‘100 Walks in the French Pyrenees’ and ‘100 Walks in the French Alps’, all while holding down a ‘proper’ job. For the last 20 years he has contributed articles to magazines and newspapers, and for a time worked as a tour guide, showing American visitors around the delights of Provence.
Terry is principal writer and revision author for all the Michelin Green Guides, notably the Paris region, the Auvergne and Rhone valley, the Chateaux of the Loire, Languedoc-Roussillon, the French Alps, French Riviera, Brittany, Normandy, Alsace-Lorraine-Champagne, Dordogne, the wine regions of France, and editions of the guide to the whole of France.
He also owns and manages a website dedicated to
Recipes for French food
that you can cook in your own home – www.lovefrenchfood.com.
On another level, it was a pleasing gesture in the scale of things, but his writing about Aube-en-Champagne earned him the typically French award of Chevalier de la Commanderie de Saulte-Buchon, which he uses as an excuse to drink champagne at any and every opportunity. He later won an ABTOF award for writing about chickens!
Academically, he is an historical geographer and holds a Master of Arts (Distinction) in Lake District Studies, and a Doctor of Philosophy, both from Lancaster University. He is a Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries (Scotland). He is currently studying for a degree in genealogy, palaeography and heraldic studies with Strathclyde University.