Peter Moore was born in Staffordshire in 1983. He is the author of Damn His Blood: A True and Detailed History of the Most Barbarous and Inhumane Murder at Oddingley and the Quick and Awful Retribution. He is a visiting lecturer at City University, where he teaches nonfiction writing, and was recently the writer in residence at Gladstone's Library in Hawarden, Wales.
Moore is the rare science writer who can describe dew point so poetically you feel you're with him in a twinkling field of white clover on a cool summer morning. Moore's history is just as evocative, and full of wisdom for modern times. --Cynthia Barnett, The New York Times Book Review [An] elegantly constructed group biography . . . recalls the best of its genre. --Mike Jay, The Wall Street Journal [A] spirited new book . . . [Moore] is a gifted writer with a nifty turn of phrase. --Matthew Price, The Boston Globe