Robert Mighall was the editor of the Penguin Classics series (1997-2000), and before that a fellow in English at Merton College Oxford. He is currently a senior consultant and writer at a London design and branding agency, occasional journalist and inveterate sun-worshiper. He is the author of A Geography of Victorian Gothic Fiction (OUP, 1999), and has introduced and edited the Penguin Classics editions of The Picture of Dorian Gray, and The Strange Case of Doctor Jekyll and Mr Hyde. He lives in London, but wishes it was somewhere further South.
'The perfect beach book' Independent 'Compulsive, utterly idiosyncratic, unmistakeably British ... essentially, this book is all feeling, radiating energy and nerves, with tantalising glimpses of Mighall's personal life' The Sunday Times 'With verve and vigour ... quirky, chatty and informative' Daily Mail '(Mighall) traces the enduring association between sunshine and happiness ... much that is interesting' Metro 'If you love sunshine this is the tonic for you. Just make sure you slap on plenty of Factor 25' Unite Magazine 'Charming' Sunday Business Post 'An idiosyncratic hymn to sunshine' Bookseller