About Bob Cattell

Bob Cattell is the author of the popular Glory Gardens series of cricket books for 8 – 13 year olds. He has also written other children’s books of football and cricket fiction, including Bowl Like the Devil and the Butter-Finger trilogy with poet, John Agard.

First XI, his first book for adults published last year, is a compilation of short stories set in cricket-playing countries round the world. Born in Wisbech, Cambridgeshire in 1948, Bob now lives in Suffolk.

The best fiction – he says – is like the first morning of a test match with its ‘what ifs’ and twists and the setting up of the drama to come. And to prove sport is about triumph and disaster he supports Yorkshire and Aston Villa.