Matthew Dennison Matthew Dennison is an author, biographer and a regular contributor to Country Life. Port Fairy, Australia: The former whaling town with more bite than its name suggests, on Australia’s Great Ocean Road Cruising down Australia’s Great Ocean Road, Matthew Dennison discovers a former whaling town well worth visiting. Cardigan Welsh Corgis: 'Smashing little dogs’ which deserve as much recognition as their Pembroke cousins They’re not as well known as their Pembroke cousins that are so beloved by The Queen, but Cardigan Welsh corgis are small dogs with a big attitude, finds Matthew Dennison. The secret history of the milestone, from Roman Britain to Industrial Revolution and beyond The milestones which help travellers find their way across Britain have been a feature of the nation's highways and byways for 2,000 years. Matthew Dennison traces their history. Kenneth Grahame and the true meaning behind The Wind in the Willows The Edwardian author Kenneth Grahame’s adoration of Nature and landscape made him passionate about conservation and inspired him to create some of Britain's best-loved characters, says his biographer Matthew Dennison.