All the material on this site is  © Nick Bunker except the photograph of  the bust of Benjamin Franklin made by the French artist Jean-Antoine Houdon in 1778-9, which appears by kind permission of  the Philadelphia Museum of Art. The bust was purchased for the museum in 1996 with a grant from The Barra Foundation, Inc., matched by contributions from the Henry P. McIlhenny Fund in memory of Frances P. McIlhenny, the Walter E. Stait Fund, the Fiske Kimball Fund, and with funds contributed by Mr. and Mrs. Jack M. Friedland, Hannah L. and J. Welles Henderson, Mr. and Mrs. E. Newbold Smith, Mr. and Mrs. Mark E. Rubenstein, Mr. and Mrs. John J. F. Sherrerd, The Women’s Committee of the Philadelphia Museum of Art, Marguerite and Gerry Lenfest, Leslie A. Miller and Richard B. Worley, Mr. and Mrs. John A. Nyheim, Mr. and Mrs. Robert A. Fox, Stephanie S. Eglin, an anonymous donor, Mr. and Mrs. William T. Vogt, and with contributions from individual donors to the Fund for Franklin, 1996.


The owner of this website is Nick Bunker (“the owner”), a permanent resident of the United  Kingdom, and he can contacted either by email at: nickbunker@young, or through his literary agent, Bill Hamilton of A.M. Heath Literary Agents, 6 Warwick Court, London WC1R 5DJ, England, telephone number: (44) 0207 242 2811.

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  1. This privacy notice was last updated on July 31st 2018. It explains how this website collects, uses and shares your personal data or information about you, and also explains what rights you have to access or change your data. Your particular attention is drawn to the Cookie Policy set out in Paragraph 5.
  2. The only personalised data about you which this website, the associated domain, or its owner will collect about you is your email address, should you decide to send Nick Bunker a message by email, and any personal information you choose to include in such a message. None of this personalised information, or your email address, will be shared with any third party without your express written consent given in advance. You will be placed on the owner’s mailing list only if you specifically ask for this to occur. Nick’s initial reply to you will include a further privacy notice and a consent request, asking you to give permission for him to contact you to notify you about his books, about events at which he is appearing, or about reviews of his work or media comment about it. If at any time you decide that you do not wish to receive notifications of this kind, please contact him by email to revoke your consent.
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