Born in California in 1948, died in London in 1999. He came to live in England in 1967. Ran tours of London in a horse-drawn carriage. Then bought 18 Folgate Street and created his own 'still-life drama' of life and the house as they used to be.
'Every bit as brilliantly quirky and entertaining as its author used to be ... In Severs's hands, history becomes something with internal contradictions and anomalies, something alive' Independent on Sunday