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David Rosser Owen lives on Islay in the southern Hebrides.

He is an alumnus of SOAS (where he read Arabic and Malay), the University of Kent (where the subject of his Research was “The American Colonial Government of the Southern Philippines, 1898-1946” under the Supervision of the famous Sinologist Dennis J. Duncanson PRAS), and the Cordwainers’ Course in Saddle, Bridle and Harness-making.

He is a sometime Member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists and of the Guild of Master Craftsmen, and is a Fellow of the Royal Asiatic Society of Great Britain and Ireland.

He has done various things such as being a regular officer in the British Army (active service in Brunei at the end of the Azahari Rebellion, and in Sabah, Singapore, and Peninsular Malaysia, during most of the Confrontation War), a professional journalist, a schoolmaster teaching history, an academic historian, and a saddler. He currently makes leathergoods as a hobby, specifically sporrans and other highland regalia.

Written by David Rosser Owen

July 10, 2008 at 4:11 pm

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  1. Hello luv, lovin’ your work!

    Charlie Wadia

    September 18, 2009 at 9:49 pm

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