Dave Hamilton (author)

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Dave Hamilton
Born David John Hamilton
1974 (age 43–44)
Northampton, England
Occupation Writer, journalist

David John Hamilton (born 1974) British author, journalist, gardener and forager.[1][2] Born in Northampton he now lives in Frome, Somerset.

His latest book Wild Ruins(Wild Things publishing) documents the history of Britain through some of its lesser known ruins. In June 2015 it reached the top ten on Amazon and was featured in the Daily Mail Online and BBC History Online.

His writing career started after his experiments in urban self-sufficiency whilst studying for a BSc in Nutrition and Food Science at Oxford Brookes. The experiments led to his first book 'The Self Sufficient-ish Bible: An Eco-living Guide for the 21st Century (ISBN 978-0340951026).[3]

Historically Hamilton and his twin brother Andy ran a website called Selfsufficientish.com. Although some of their work remains on the site neither have had anything to do with its administration for years.

His second book, the award-winning 'Grow your food for free ...well almost' has become a classic in permaculture circles.

His diverse interests are reflected in his diverse writing; he currently writes for Walk magazine (The magazine for the Ramblers Association), has written for Gardener's World magazine, the Guardian Weekend and Grow your Own, and has tackled social commentary for International Times and Alan Moores' now defunct underground magazine Dodgem Logic.[4] He also writes about food, home improvements, wildlife and natural history.