Find out about the author of the Gourmet Guides - Robert West

About the author - Robert West

Robert West qualified as a Solicitor in 1969, his studies revolving around the University of Leeds, Columbia University in New York, Leiden University in Holland and The College of Law in Guildford. He has been running a translation company, Languages de Luxe, since 1980.

He personally specialises in legal, financial and banking translations, from French, German, and Luxembourgish into English. He also works on texts relating to tourism, food and wine.

For many years now, he has been closely involved with the Grand Duchy of Luxembourg, where a great many volumes bear his name. So much so that in 1988 he was honoured by the Grand Duke as an Officer of the Order of Merit, for his services to that country.

Since 2003, Robert West has lived in Normandy, and now lives in Martaizé, France.

Motor sport is in his blood and he translates for all aspects of it, from karting through trials and hill climbs, sports, touring car and F1 racing to international rallying, and particularly classic events. Inter alia he drives an all-original 1967 Austin Healey 3000 Mk III Phase II BJ8.


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