Paul K Lyons

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Introduction Paul K Lyons can be contacted at uk, or through his website He was born in Hampstead, London, and educated at Broxbourne Grammar School and Cardiff University. Although his school teachers said there was no point in him going to university, he ended up with a first in maths and physics. After three years travelling (including periods of working in New Zealand and Chile), he returned to London. First, he took a job with the market research firm MORI, then he gravitated to journalism. During the mid-1980s, he spent two years working as a freelance correspondent in Brazil (for, among many others, The Economist, Flight International, Platts, FT newsletters, the BBC World Service). From 1987 to 1992, he was employed by Financial Times Business Information, where he edited (and launched) newsletters on energy. From 1993 to 2002, he ran his own small, but successful, business (EC Inform) publishing newsletters on European Union energy, environment and transport policies. Since 2003, Lyons has been focusing on various writing projects, including The Diary Junction and The Diary Review.