Author: Robert Duddle
This poem collection was produced in light of my philosophy of life, my love, and some indication of my varied travel experiences. My hope is that you, my readers, find at least some of them interesting.
Born in Preston in 1931 where I have lived all my life. As the war ended I left school to start an Auto-electrical apprenticeship when I was 14, with strict instructions from my father that I had to go to Night School. With a Higher National Certificate and further study I trained as a Further Education College Lecturer. Membership of the Institution of Electrical Engineers followed together with a Bachelors Degree with the Open University. During my career as a College Lecturer in Electrical Engineering I had no inclination to read or write poetry whatsoever. However after losing my wife of 56 years, to brain cancer, I composed my very first poem (Here Still) some 8 months later at the age of 82.