Clive Aslet, co founder

Clive Aslet, Writer

Clive is an award-winning architectural historian and journalist, acknowledged as a leading authority on Britain and its way of life. He is deeply familiar with every aspect of publishing, not least through his own books.  He has published around twenty non-fiction titles, including The Last Country Houses and The American Country House, both for Yale University Press; The Last Country Houses was republished as The Edwardian Country House by Frances Lincoln. His first novel, The Birdcage, was published in 2014.

After leaving Cambridge in 1977, Clive joined the magazine Country Life to write about architecture; he was Editor from 1993-2006.  He continues to contribute to newspapers and magazines, such as The Times, as well as broadcasting on radio and television.

He is a Fellow of the Arts and Humanities Research Institute at the University of Buckingham.
Married with three children, he lives in London and Ramsgate. David Dimbleby describes Clive’s writing as ‘charming, erudite, amusing...His energy, enthusiasm and learning, always lightly worn, are prodigious.’