Bill Dobbs was born to Irish parents in London. He chose to become a teacher of English and after graduating from Didsbury College, Manchester, embarked on his career as a teacher of English as a foreign language. He has taught in Sweden, Germany, Austria, the UK and Switzerland, where he now resides and works. He is the author of the pass-english-exams suite of online software programs. His hobbies include golf, listening to the music of Van Morrison, mythology, theology, and philosophy. He adamantly claims that all of these hobbies are one and the same thing. This is his first book. He says that it may well be his last one.