This website belongs to Peter Danckwerts, proprietor of Tiger of the Stripe, a small book publisher, and director of The Word Business, a company offering writing services to business. He has recently completed writing Beware of the Feast: The History of Robt. Jowitt & Sons and hopes to undertake further company histories in future.

He also offers website design services. Among his many other sites are my home pages at and which is currently devoted to Peter Varey’s Life on the Edge, the forthcoming biography of his uncle, Peter Victor Danckwerts.

Why is this site called Book-Madness? Well, I’m pretty obsessed by books and one of the first books published by Tiger of the Stripe was an edition of Thomas Frognall Dibdin’s Bibliomania. This is available from Amazon UK and Amazon US.