Simon Jenkins is the author of Britain's 100 Best Railway Stations, A Brief History of England, England's Thousand Best Churches, and England's Thousand Best Homes, all of which have been bestsellers. He was previously the editor of the Evening Standard and The Times, as well as a columnist for The Guardian and the Evening Standard. He was a founding member of SAVE Britain's Heritage and headed the revision of the Pevsner guides from 1994 to 2011. He has also served as deputy chairman of English Heritage and chairman of the National Trust. He formed the Railway Heritage Trust and has served on the British Rail and London Transport boards of directors. He splits his time between London and Aberdyfi.