Hugh Barty-King

Hugh Barty-King is a professional social and industrial historian, educated at Winchester and Cambridge, the author of some twenty-five books including New Flame, a social history of Town Gas; Quilt Winders and Pod Shavers, the English cricket ball and bat makers; A Tradition of English Wine and A Taste of English Wine; The Baltic Exchange; and official histories of Round Table, the Guildhall School of Music and Drama, Cable and Wireless, the AA and HMSO. His latest books are The Worst Poverty, which surveys the history of changing attitudes in the country to debt and debtors, and Water: The Book which does the same for the water industry.