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Hobbo is a grumpy old soul, born and dragged up on a council estate in the foothills of Bradford, West Yorkshire. He has been a police officer in Yorkshire, a dog groomer in France and a bus driver for people with special needs in Lancashire. He began writing humorous poetry as a child and rekindled that childhood passion during the recent spate of pandemic lockdowns.

The author has children in England and Australia, and currently lives in the U.K with his dog, Dauphy, and other members of his family. Hobbo speaks several languages fluently including French, Yorkshire and Lancastrian.

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Hobbo on Life

In this first in a series of humorous poetry collections by Hobbo, he takes a quirky look at the absurdities and foibles of life from a Yorkshireman’s point of view. Sometimes he takes a walk in someone else’s shoes and occasionally he is assisted by his black Labrador Dauphy, who has his own p...

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