Hailing from London, UK
My father smoked a pipe, as did his. Also, my uncle Stan was devoted to the pipe.
I have smoked pipes for 61 years. My collection of about 50 contains 11 favourites. Briars, meerschaums and cherry woods.
My hero is Compton Mackenzie. His book, ‘Sublime Tobacco’ (1957) says it all, especially the prologue (62 pages) ‘My Smoking Life’.