Christopher Stocks

Christopher Stocks

Christopher Stocks

A writer, editor and copywriter, Christopher has written for, among others, House & Garden, the Daily Telegraph, the National Trust Magazine, Patek Philippe magazine, Tank and Wallpaper, reporting on everything from Uruguayan beach resorts to an underground submarine base off the coast of Sweden.

His interests range from the luxurious (he edited the Dorchester Collection magazine and 42/18, for the superyacht marina Porto Montenegro) to the down-to-earth; for two years he wrote a weekly gardening column for the Independent on Sunday. He is also fascinated by perfume (which he blogs about at The Sniff Box), trees (as a former editor of Tree News magazine), architecture and social history. 

Forgotten Fruits, his first book, was shortlisted for Food Book of the Year by the Guild of Food Writers, as well as for the 2008 André Simon Award, and was chosen by Monty Don as his favourite book of the year. He has also contributed to Quintessentially Perfume and the forthcoming Uncommon: London guide, and is currently working on a monograph with the illustrator Angie Lewin, to be published by Little Toller Books.

He has also worked as features editor at House & Garden, contributing editor at Wallpaper and Patek Philippe Magazine and edited numerous trend reports for the Future Laboratory. As a copywriter he has written brochures and online marketing material for, among others, Pentreath & Hall, Emeco chairs, Asprey and São Lourenco do Barrocal.

Christopher divides his time between Bloomsbury and an old house on the Isle of Portland, overlooking Chesil Beach, which has been featured in Country LivingGardens Illustrated and The English Garden.