|2016||Forthcoming Ngungha (long-short story)|
|2015-2016||In preparation A Dark and Stormy Night (novel)|
|2009||Uganda government recognises cultural Kingdom of Rwenzururu, following publication of Tribe: The Hidden History of the Mountain of the Moon (i.e. Rwenzururu)|
|2008||The Man Who Knew Everything*(revised version of Deadline) published||Capuchin Classics|
|2007||The First Dog to be Somebody’s Best Friend published||Stacey International|
|2004||Tribe launched in Uganda.||Stacey International|
|2003||Tribe: The Hidden History of the Mountains of the Moon published||Stacey International|
|1999||conceives and organizes Pilgrimage 2000 involving 3500 walking to Canterbury from Iona, Lindisfarne, St Michael’s Mount, Whitby, St David’s Head, Holywell, Walsingham, & St Paul’s Cathedral to greet the 3rd Millennium|
|publication in Confrontation New York literary journal of long-short stories The Tether of the Flesh; Golden Rain; Grief; The Same Old Story; The Swap, Boredom Or, The Yellow Trousers; Mary’s Visit, The Kelpie from Rhum|
|1991||Decline (novel) published||William Heinemann|
|1989||Bodies and Souls, Five Stories (long short-story collection) published||William Heinemann|
|1988||Deadline*, and filmed (starring John Hurt and Imogen Stubbs)||William Heinemann|
|1985||The Worm in the Rose (novel) published||William Heinemann & US|
|1983||The Twelfth Night of Ramadan published under pseudonym (Kendal J Peel)||William Heinemann & US|
|1982||founds The Offender’s Tag Association|
|1979||The Pandemonium (novel) published||W H Allen|
|1977||Elected Fellow of The Royal Society of Literature|
|1976||The Living and the Dying (novel) published||Macmillan|
|1974||Creates new imprint, concentrating in Mid-east. Flourishes.
|1973||Creates 20-vol Peoples of the Earth series. Published in 14 languages 1974-76||Tom Stacey Ltd/Mondadori|
|1972||Immigration and Enoch Powell published||Tom Stacey Ltd|
|1970||Today’s World published||Collins Educational|
|1970||Here Come the Tories published||Tom Stacey Ltd|
|1968||Joins 3-man expedition making first ever white-water descent of upper reaches of Blue Nile.
Founds Correspondents World Wide. Enters book publishing with eponymous imprint.
|1967||4th daughter born|
|1966||Fights Dover Parliamentary seat. Increases vote but defeated. Re-adopted. Resigns candidature in 1967 on finding public life conflicts with creative will.
|1965||Summons to Ruwenzori published||Secker & Warburg|
|1965||Briefly imprisoned in India over Kashmir issue.|
|1964||Fights Parliamentary seat Hammersmith North for Conservatives. Defeated.|
|1963||Summoned by Prime Minister Obote of Uganda to settle rebellion of Bakonzo and associated tribes in Ruwenzori Mountains.
Qualified success. Writes Summons to Ruwenzori
|1961||Received “Foreign Correspondent of the Year”- award
Covers wide gamut of international conflicts and crises – Congo, South-East Asia, Cuba, Brazil, Rhodesia, Mid-east, Soviet Central Asia, India-Pakistan wars; over 120 countries in all.
|1960-7||Covers worldwide dismantling of British empire as chief foreign cosrrespondent for the Sunday Times, and also for Daily and Sunday Telegraph. Interviews major or notorious international figures (eg Nikita Khrushchev, Chiang Kai Shek, Indira Gandhi, Salvador Allende, Idi Amin)|
|1960||joins Sunday Times as roving correspondent.
The Brothers M (novel) is published to wide acclaim (followed by US and foreign editions)
|Secker & Warburg|
|1958||resumes role as Daily Express roving correspondent|
|1956||rejoins Daily Express, as ‘fireman’ (special assignment foreign correspondent) covering Suez crisis, slave trade to Saudi Arabia, etc.|
|1955||moves to Montreal, Canada with young family.
Covers North America and Latin America. Begins drafting The Brothers M
|1954||Awarded John Lluwellyn Rhys Prize for the Hostile Sun|
|1953||The Hostile Sun (novel) published.||Gerald Duckworth|
|1952||(Jan) marries Caroline Clay
(summer) joins Picture Post as staff writer. First daughter born
|1951||organizes Undergrad Tours for Festival of Britain visitors
Comes down from Oxford; joins Lilliput magazine as staff writer
|1950||(Jan) spends army leave living with aborigines in Malayan jungle.
Drafts The Hostile Sun
(Oct) enters Worcester College, Oxford
|1949||commissioned as 2nd Lieutenant in Scot Guards
joins 2nd Battalion in jungle warfare campaign in Malaya
|1948||becomes Captain of House. Co-edits Eton College Chronicle
(Oct) joins Scots Guards as a guardsman
|1947||founds Wotton’s Society at Eton, covering philosophy. Wins Essay Prize|
|1943||enters Eton College. Becomes solo chorister|
|1940||family moves to Castle Fields, Stowe, Bucks|
|1939||Wellesley House evacuates to Loch Rannoch, Scottish Highlands|
|1938||enters Wellesley House private school, Broadstairs|
|1932||family moves to Paddington, London|
|1930||(Jan) born Manor House, Bletchingley, Surrey|