About Felix Dennis
Felix Dennis was one of Britain's best known entrepreneurs. After leaving Harrow College of Art, Dennis spent a great deal of his youth playing in R&B bands. In 1971 he was imprisoned by the British government as a co-editor of OZ magazine.
Following his acquittal by the High Court of Appeal, Dennis went on to found his own magazine publishing company in 1973. Today, Dennis Publishing remains a privately owned company with headquarters in both London and New York City. Titles include The Week, Auto Express, Stuff, Computer Shopper, Blender and Evo. Dennis Publishing is also the owner of Maxim, the world's biggest selling men's lifestyle magazine.
Following a life-threatening illness, Dennis's first collection of poetry, A Glass Half Full, was published in November 2002 by Hutchinson. It has since become one of the biggest selling books of original verse in England for years.
Felix Dennis's other interests included planting trees, commissioning bronze sculptures, drinking French wine and avoiding business meetings. He claims to have spent three or four hours a day writing poetry. Felix Dennis died at his home in Dorsington, Warwickshire, on 22 June 2014.
Felix donated a deckchair design to Deckchair Dreams in 2007. He said:
I have always been exorbitantly fond of trees and, having just planted the thousandth acre of The Forest of Dennis in Warwickshire, I also wanted to do something for the trees in the Royal Parks".
Felix's deckchair design is available from our online shop and all proceeds help support the Royal Parks.