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Douglas Westcott is a pseudonym for a well-known Bath businessman. The son of a Polish immigrant who fled to England after the First World War, Westcott was orphaned at 17, left school and started as a messenger boy for a property agency in London. His entire working life has been spent in the world of commercial property investment, culminating in the multi-million pound public company he founded.

Married with three children, he has lived in Bath for over 40 years and seen its development at first hand. A Director of its Theatre Royal in past years, he and his wife Elizabeth have become much involved with the homeless and youth of Bath, through local charities and The Brain of Bath Annual Quiz and the Wessex Property Club, both of which were founded by the author.

Bath Newseum interview with Douglas at the launch of An Unfolding Soul


From the Noticeboard

May 2024 From the author’s desk…

2 May, 2024 in From the author's desk

The Coronation, no not last year but the one before in 1953… Ruth had secured two seats in the hospital lounge where Uncle Isaac used to work – she had…

April 2024 From the author’s desk…

4 April, 2024 in From the author's desk

Never far from the headlines, Housing – 70 years ago – just three miles from Bath… The bus dropped them off at the main gates and Yann was lulled into…

Reviews

“History, passion and big business – an awesome combination, powerfully written.”

Trish Traynor

‘Westcott blows away the myth that Bath is the graveyard of ambition.’

Patrick McCloy

“Much enjoyed the evolving lives of the characters and can relate to the untold history of Bath amidst settings so familiar.”

Philip Jennings

“Just finished reading your second book An Unfolding Soul which I have enjoyed as much as your first. As a Bathonian of 77 years I find it so scary and truthful as we currently experience The Third Destruction of Bath.”

Malcolm Mitchell

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