Farouk was born in Iran of Iraqi-Jewish parents and came to the UK at 14 to be educated in Brighton and at Kings College . He has practised dentistry on the Isle of Wight since 1960. Farouk and his late wife, Pauline, have a daughter, son and 4 grandchildren. Farouk enjoys digital photography and has taken most of the photos for the book.
Billie was born in London and was educated in Sussex. She has worked in various branches of the hospitality industry all her life and has travelled extensively through her work and for pleasure. Farouk and Billie were married in 2004. They are foodies and love tasting world cuisines. They enjoy travelling and they keep a travelogue of their trips.
This is their first Blurb book, but they hope not their last!