Rufus Purdy Word wizard

A former editor of Mr & Mrs Smith, Rufus Purdy began his working life dressed as a giant banana (complete with yellow tights), handing flyers to tourists outside Covent Garden tube station. He then graduated to the heights of junior sub-editor at Harper’s Bazaar, where he honed his skills dragging celebrities’ barely literate copy into the realms of acceptability. A spell at Conde Nast Traveller pigeon-holed him for life, and he has since claimed free holidays as travel editor at Psychologies, or on jaunts for The Observer, Sunday Times Travel Magazine, JL Edition and The New York Post. Highlights of his post-Smith career include learning how to butcher a pig and pen erotic fiction for The Times – oh, and becoming a father. He is currently working on a novel.

Rufus Purdy anonymously reviewed the following hotels and travel destinations:

Brown's Hotel in London Read the review

Baudon de Mauny in Languedoc-Roussillon Read the review

L'Hôtel in Paris Read the review

St Moritz Hotel in Cornwall Read the review

Mario de' Fiori 37 in Rome Read the review