Rob was an English teacher in London for many years, and now, when he’s not writing, he trains new English teachers. “The Watcher and The Friend” is his first book for children.

Originally from Teesside, he became familiar with Runswick Bay, the North Yorkshire Moors and the city of York, first as a child and then as a student. His love of the history and geography of these locations can be seen on every page of The Watcher and The Friend.