James Wallace-Dunlop, 27th of Dunlop, is a Scottish businessman and writer, living mostly in London.
By the time I was born, my family had not lived in Scotland for two generations. I spent most of my chilhood in North Yorkshire, initially bouncing from one prep school to another until dyslexia was diagnosed, after which (and thanks to the great patience showed by Terrington Hall's headmaster Pip Sharpe) I managed to reach 13 without further relocations. Then came Sedbergh, where a boy's appreciation of stunning lake district scenery tends to be marred by the requirement to run up and down it every day.
I had the great good fortune to read Politics, Philosophy, and Economics, at Christ Church. It was immense fun at the time, and now allows me to tell my children that the Hogwarts dining hall was based on the college hall. "But Oxford was much easier to get into in those days, wasn't it, Daddy?" (thank you, Beatrix)
I am involved in several businesses [www.jdunlop.com, www.dynamicfutures.co.uk, www.benfranklyn.in] , and try to combine work with being a father of three children (all of whom have inherited my Dyslexia), skydiving, occasional endurance events, and writing.