David Gillett

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About me

Gender MALE
Industry Architecture
Occupation Designer, writer,artist architecture website: www.davidgillettdesign.com
Location Orillia, Ontario, Canada
Introduction Architect and writer and father ...............................................Novels: Mystery Rider at Thunder Ridge, The Great Reptile race Anthology: Facts and Arguments Foreword: Shelter at The Shore Periodicals: Globe & Mail, Cottage Life, Perspectives, The Journal of the Ontario Association of Architects, Motocross Action, Dirt Rider (US edition), Dirt Bike Rider(UK edition), Packet & Times, Barrie Examiner, North of 89, New York Times Homes, Hello! Magazine,
Interests Riding dirt bikes very quickly...clambering over mist-shrouded ruins...sitting and writing in a sidewalk cafe in Oxford, Paris, New York or London...digging in the garden...beating Sam at ping-pong....
Favorite Movies Pride and Prejudice has to register somewhere because of my article about Katy posing on Stanage Edge in Derbyshire...sorry! But there are others....Chariots of Fire, Shadowlands, Lord of the Rings, Midnight in Paris and many others...
Favorite Music The sound of the autumn wind, Katy's wooden recorder in Hereford Cathedral, the guy at the Oxford Street tube station with the large pipe/horn thingey, The Waterboys, U2, World Party, The Decembrists, Switchfoot, Fleet Foxes, delerious, Loreena McKennit, almost any Ancient Music ensemble, the Kitchen Table Band, Charlie Peacock, and too many more to list....
Favorite Books Where to start? An incomplete and evolving list: The Bible, anything by C.S.Lewis, Jan Morris, Ellis Peters or Peter Ackroyd, Wuthering Heights, The Lion The Witch and The Wardrobe, The Wind in the Willows, well-written mysteries with a strong sense of place...think Colin Dexter, eccentric Victoriana and Edwardiana..think Three Men In A Boat, great kids books...think Peepo, or anything by Shirley Hughes.... and whatever book I'm reading tonight in the bathtub or by the fire......