Rob is a native of Harold Hill, Romford in Essex but spent much of his adult life in London, particularly Kennington. He's also called Rotterdam, Manchester, Edinburgh and Frankfurt home for varying lengths of time. He somehow graduated in History from Warwick University and then faffed about as a tour company rep, play leader and night club bouncer - while dreaming all the while of being a writer. His dream sort of came true when he began a career as an advertising copywriter, a career that saw him work on some big name clients and ghost write letters for Thora Hird and Terry Waite OBE among others. But it still wasn't really what he wanted to do. Eventually he sat down and wrote several books - one of which became The Second Life of Amy Archer. He is the co-founder of the Friends of Kennington Park, a voluntary group which, in ten years, has transformed the park from neglected open space to proud owner of a coveted Green Flag for excellence. Rob's into history, psychology, music, parks, tennis, swimming and cycling. Oh, and books of course. He also really likes hearing what readers make of his stuff. You can find out more at www.rspateman.comRead more Read less
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