Getting A Life

An Autobiography

Thomas Saunders


The memoirs of a city architect whose life was moulded by travel, adventure, difficulties and eventually love.

  • ISBN 9781781322772
  • Published Oct 2014
  • Paperback
    229 x 152mm (324 pages)


Thomas was born in London’s East End. Despite the Blitz and wartime disruptions to his childhood education, he followed his dream to become an architect. In his father’s cockney vernacular, he would say ‘he boxed above his weight’.

Aged 28, he set up on his own. After 20 years, when The Thomas Saunders Partnership (TTSP) became an international practice, he knew it was time to move on. He explored both the outer world of the Amazon, the Arctic and the Atlantic and the inner metaphysical worlds of meditation, the Tarot, dowsing, sacred geometry and healing work.

Aged 60, he lost a fortune and found Janet, the love of his life.

Getting A Life is about his quest to ‘become that which we already are’.

“The personal service I received was superior. No query or problem was left unanswered or unattended.”

Nicholas King