Rob Burton - Author - Who am I?
I made the Guardian Newspaper once
Things you might want to know about me . . .
My name is . . . Rob Burton - but you know that - it's the name of this website. If you want to be more formal it's Dr. Rob Burton. Or as my students call me Dr. Rob.
I grew up . . . mainly in Weston Super Mare - a place famous for...John Cleese, Bob Hope, Ritchie Blackmore and, er...Jeffery Archer amongst others.
I recently (August 2018) got married . . . I had been married in the past - we put these things behind us. I have an 20 year old horse mad daughter back in the UK that I miss.
I can’t live without . . . Cheese
I can live without . . . the casual racism of some expats here in China
I’m usually hanging out . . . in China at the moment - 6 years and counting.
My biggest dream growing up . . . was to travel and I have managed to fulfil that dream.
I collect . . . well, I used to collect Soviet Memorabilia and books, but since downsizing and moving to China collecting is no longer an option, I travel light.
My favourite children’s books when I was a kid. . . anything, I used to bunk off school to hide in the Library reading.
My favourite Adult authors . . . James Lee Burke is a fantastic writer. I have just enjoyed Neil Gaiman's book Neverwhere, Lee Child's Reacher Books are always good for the long plane journeys.
My biggest secrets . . . I love Cheese and it's so hard to get in China. When I buy it from the one supermarket that stocks it I usually eat the whole block in one sitting.