In Search of Andalucia - Authors

CRISTOPHER WAWN was born in London, and grew up in the Cambridge area. He has a degree in History and Geography from Keele University, which gave him a good understanding of man´s impact upon the environment and landscape. His army service helped develop a spatial awareness and the love of open space. His career brought him to Gibraltar in 1987, where he met his future wife and decided to stay in the area. Today he works in the offshore private banking sector.

DAVID WOOD was also born in London. His humorous articles and stories have appeared in magazines both in England and in Spain over many years. After working for almost twenty years in the post office in England, he and his gibraltar born wife moved to southern spain in 1989. He has two grown-up children and now works in the holiday/leisure industry.

MICHELLE CHAPLOW is an award-winning freelance photographer who lives in southern Spain. Specialising in travel and tourism, her photo-journalism has appeared in books, magazines and newspapers across Europe and USA, including Geo, The Sunday Times and BBC books. Born in Durham (England), in 1963, she graduated from Manchester University in the mid 1980´s before travelling to Latin America. Her passion for hispanics led her to Andalucia where she has lived for nine years. In 1996 she was awarded the prestigious photography contract by The Spanish National Tourist Board to document the Coastline of Andalucia. Visit her website at

Authors at the In Search of Andalucia Book launch at the Puente Romano Hotel, Marbella in 2000