Julian Orbach is an author and lecturer in architectural history. He was architectural adviser to the Victorian Society in 1975-7 and wrote the Blue Guide to Victorian Buildings in Britain, published in 1987. He worked on the listing of historic buildings in England until he moved to Wales in 1987 where he was similarly employed by Cadw. While in Wales he co-wrote three Welsh titles in The Buildings of Wales series, then in 2009 moved to Somerset to revise Pevsner's volume on South and West Somerset in the Buildings of England series. He co-founded the eco community at Brithdir Mawr in Pembrokeshire in 1993 and lived there until 2002. He has three grown up children - Martha, Reuben and Agnes. He lives with his partner in Bradford-on Avon, having moved there in June 2014 to begin revising the Wiltshire volume of the Buildings of England series.