I have worked with my mother Iris Macfarlane on and off for much of my adult life. She revised my book on The Family Life of Ralph Josselin while I was in Nepal. She helped check the Diary of Ralph Josselin, and has read drafts of much of my work and commented on it. She was also involved in developing the methods for the reconstruction of historical communities and did a good deal of work on the Kirkby Lonsdale records.

Reciprocally I have been involved in gathering materials for a number of her works on Indian history etc.

We have jointly undertaken research and writing on::

'The Life of Robert Chambers' (unpublished)

Green Gold: The Empire of Tea

Daughters of the Empire: Memoir of life and times in the British Raj

Brief biography with a list of books