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The Author : Peter St. John
The London-born author’s career began shortly after the Second World War, as a military pilot. He then became a
Chartered Engineer working in aerospace research. This took him to Woomera in the Australian desert, to
four years' residence in Paris and to the European Space Centre in French Guiana. He has also worked in
a project management team for the Royal Australian Navy.
When the Australian Senate restructured its committee system, the author was appointed Secretary to
the Australian Senate Standing Committee on Science and the Environment. Eight years later, he was
recruited to join the staff of the Australian Science and Technology Advisory Council reporting to the
During this time he became interested in the work of the Inter-Parliamentary Union, based in Geneva. The Union,
established in 1889, works to foster peace through parliamentary action as well as to help strengthen parliamentary
democracy throughout the world. The author was responsible, amongst many other activities, for managing the library and
supervising the Union's regular publications.
As a writer, he has prepared numerous technical papers and reports including a two-volume reference compendium on
the parliaments of the world. He has also written eight novels.
He now lives in France where, from retirement he has created a cultural association.
He has a son, two grandsons, a great-grandson and a great-granddaughter.
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