Hugh’s Novels Homunculus Drawing upon many real events to highlight the issues of child soldiers and the horrors that face them and those that they inflict,  this horror fantasy action novel is set in Sierra Leone during the recent fighting. Hugh has also written two sequel novels that are ready for publication. Overland Trans-African Adventure turns deadly in Hugh Paxton’s Overland, an explosive action/adventure novel that follows the progress of an English librarian across Africa. “Overland is a fast-paced and peppery literary cocktail of the Bloody Mary variety that leaves your tongue tingling for the next sip. The exact recipe is a secret of the author’s own concoction, but the flavours work and, amongst other good stuff, it tastes like there are two shots of the best Carl Hiaasen, a whiff of Sven Hassel and Stephen King and a hefty slug of Wilbur Smith in this brew. Where else could you expect to read of diamond smugglers, apartheid-era special forces, a ghost leopard, murderers, a blazing elephant, Zimbabwean unrest and Matopo Hills witches?” Where else indeed! This brew is pure Hugh Paxton! Hugh’s Columns Hugh’s Column articles in the Japan Times Click the above link to read Hugh and his wife Midori’s column articles on Nature Travel in The Japan Times. Hugh’s Guidebooks Hugh has co-researched and co-authored several guidebooks that have an environmental and ecological theme. Work on the Wild side (Chikyu Borantia Kiko:  Yasei Seibutsu Hogo no Genba Kara )  (1997) published by Diamond Ltd. The book raises numerous conservation issues by focusing on nine threatened species/  habitat projects that accept paying layperson volunteers. It is written from a participant’s eye view.  Projects covered:- wolf, (Bialowieza, Poland),  black rhino (Hwange, Zimbabwe),  Nile crocodile (Natal, S.Africa), raptors (Cumbria, England),  sea turtles (Hawaii, Guatemala),  gibbons (Phuket, Thailand), Kakapo (Little Barrier, New Zealand),  coral reefs (Negros, Philippines),  marine life, particularly sharks and cetaceans (Mull, Scotland).  Green Holiday Guide to Britain  Volumes I and II  (Igirisu de Tanoshimu Gurin Holide )" Co-author of  “Global Ecotour Guide (Ecotour Kanzen Gaido)” Just as it sounds, this is the Japanese language guidebook to some of the best ecotours around the world. FREELANCE WRITER, Press Writing. Hugh’s contributed over 6,000 articles, columns and photo essays published in more than 30 magazines and newspapers, including: The Sunday Times (UK) BBC Wildlife Magazine (UK) The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong/China) Intersect magazine (Japan) The Daily Yomiuri newspaper (Japan) The Asahi Weekly newspaper (Japan) The Mainichi Weekly newspaper (Japan) The World Press Review (USA) The Mainichi Graphic magazine (Japan) British Airways in-flight magazine, High Life (UK) Kyodo News Services (syndicated throughout Asia) Radio Japan (broadcast throughout Asia) The Japanese Govt’s annual Green Paper (Japan)  
Welcome to hughpaxton.com, the  writer's desk. Here you’ll find information about Hugh Paxton, novelist and freelance travel writer, his life and works. Author of Homunculus, columnist, travel writer and children's author.
Hugh’s Novels Homunculus Drawing upon many real events to highlight the issues of child soldiers and the horrors that face them and those that they inflict,  this horror fantasy action novel is set in Sierra Leone during the recent fighting. Hugh has also written two sequel novels that are ready for publication. Overland Trans-African Adventure turns deadly in Hugh Paxton’s Overland, an explosive action/adventure novel that follows the progress of an English librarian across Africa. “Overland is a fast-paced and peppery literary cocktail of the Bloody Mary variety that leaves your tongue tingling for the next sip. The exact recipe is a secret of the author’s own concoction, but the flavours work and, amongst other good stuff, it tastes like there are two shots of the best Carl Hiaasen, a whiff of Sven Hassel and Stephen King and a hefty slug of Wilbur Smith in this brew. Where else could you expect to read of diamond smugglers, apartheid-era special forces, a ghost leopard, murderers, a blazing elephant, Zimbabwean unrest and Matopo Hills witches?” Where else indeed! This brew is pure Hugh Paxton! Hugh’s Columns Hugh’s Column articles in the Japan Times Click the above link to read Hugh and his wife Midori’s column articles on Nature Travel in The Japan Times. Hugh’s Guidebooks Hugh has co-researched and co- authored several guidebooks that have an environmental and ecological theme. Work on the Wild side (Chikyu Borantia Kiko:  Yasei Seibutsu Hogo no Genba Kara )  (1997) published by Diamond Ltd. The book raises numerous conservation issues by focusing on nine threatened species/  habitat projects that accept paying layperson volunteers. It is written from a participant’s eye view.  Projects covered:- wolf, (Bialowieza, Poland),  black rhino (Hwange, Zimbabwe),  Nile crocodile (Natal, S.Africa), raptors (Cumbria, England),  sea turtles (Hawaii, Guatemala),  gibbons (Phuket, Thailand), Kakapo (Little Barrier, New Zealand),  coral reefs (Negros, Philippines),  marine life, particularly sharks and cetaceans (Mull, Scotland).  Green Holiday Guide to Britain  Volumes I and II  (Igirisu de Tanoshimu Gurin Holide )" Co-author of  “Global Ecotour Guide (Ecotour Kanzen Gaido)” Just as it sounds, this is the Japanese language guidebook to some of the best ecotours around the world. FREELANCE WRITER, Press Writing. Hugh’s contributed over 6,000 articles, columns and photo essays published in more than 30 magazines and newspapers, including: The Sunday Times (UK) BBC Wildlife Magazine (UK) The South China Morning Post (Hong Kong/China) Intersect magazine (Japan)
Welcome to hughpaxton.com, the   writer's desk. Here you’ll find information about Hugh Paxton, novelist and freelance travel writer, his life and works. Author of Homunculus, columnist, travel writer and children's author.