Bob Bibby was brought up in Wolverhampton. He has worked extensively in the Black Country as a bus conductor, a scout leader, a folk singer, a football team manager, a pea packer, a parish councillor, a hot dog salesman, a skiffle group leader, a crossword compiler, chair of the national association of teachers, a teacher and a schools inspector.
His first crime novel in the Tallyforth Mystery series, entitled Be a Falling Leaf, was published in 1998 and the second, Bird on the Wing, in 2000. The third in the series, entitled The Liquidator is set in Wolverhampton, and has just been launched. He has had three travel books published by Eye Books – Grey Paes and Bacon – A walk around the Black Country Canals, Dancing with Sabrina – A walk from source to sea of the River Severn and Special Offa – A walk along the Offa’s Dyke path.
He now lives in south Shropshire, where he devotes his time to writing. He is married and has two daughters.
Having previously made us laugh and learn about the modern day and history of the Black Country and the River Severn, Bob now heads to the well-trodden path of Offa’s Dyke. His humour and candidness at bottling the life that these places have experienced over the years has developed quite a following.
Grey Paes & Bacon
Anyone who has a connection with the Black country will have a place in their heart for this. Bob takes us on an historical and present day walk around the canals recalling why this place (where them always speak funny) is so easy to fall for.
Dancing With Sabrina
Following the success of his book about the lure of the Black Country, Bob visits the towns and villages along the River Severn. As he walks from the source to the sea, he meets an eclectic mix of people and gives us a delightful slice of true British life.
On the wall with Hadrian
Newly opened Hadrian’s Wall path, 84 miles (135km), stretches from coast to coast and inspired travel writer Bob Bibby to don his boots and traverse the scenic and historical route. The book gives insight into Hadrian, his people and his times along with an up-to-date guide on where to visit, stay, eat and drink.