Mark Frary is the author of 12 books, including De/Cipher and The Story of Codes on the history of cryptography, popular science titles The Origins of the Universe for Dummies and How to Get a Sofa Around A Corner and Aiming High, the biography of ski and travel pioneer Erna Low.
He also writes about travel, science, business, technology and free speech for publications including The Times, Sunday Times, Index on Censorship and Business Travel News Europe and has won numerous awards for his work. He is a regular speaker at conferences and is a frequent contributor to radio and TV.
Mark has a first-class degree in astronomy and physics and worked at the CERN nuclear physics laboratory in Geneva before making the move into writing. He is one of the organisers of the volunteer-run Ampthill Festival in Bedfordshire, where he lives with his wife and three children.
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