Rob Penn

Robert "Rob" Penn (born 1967) is a British writer, photographer and broadcaster. He is a frequent columnist in UK national newspapers and has written widely on such subjects as cycling travel British woodlands and life in the Brecon Beacons, Wales.

Penn was born in Birmingham and grew up in Wales and London before studying history at the University of Bristol.

He has cycled around the world and across Wales in the dark.

His most recent book, ''The Man Who Made Things Out of Trees'' ('Beautifully crafted,' Robert Crampton, ''Times'' books of the year; 'This book is bound for great things', Sophie Morris ''Independent''; 'a fine writer... a lovely book', Ed Cumming ''Observer'') was [http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b06t4khh BBC Radio Four 'Book of the Week'] in December 2015.

His other books include ''The Wrong Kind of Snow'' – a survey of the British obsession with the weather, co-authored with Antony Woodward – and ''It's All About the Bike'', which documents his worldwide search for the perfect custom bike, while narrating the social history of the bicycle. ''It's All About the Bike'' was a Sunday Times bestseller in the UK; it has been translated into thirteen languages. Provided by Wikipedia
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