“Possessed with the thought of travelling about the world of men and seeing their cities and islands.”
- Sinbad The Sailor
Robin Ratchford has lived in six different countries and visited more than a hundred and thirty countries and territories on all seven continents.
Looking back, he thinks collecting colourful stamps from the age of six first sparked his interest in foreign countries and cultures all over the world. Travel, adventure and discovery are central themes in his life.
The people he meets and the cultures he has experienced are a constant inspiration for Robin’s writing.
On this website, you will find some of his reflections on the characters and places he has come across, as well as purely fictional works. Like many writers, he blends personal experience and observation with imagination.
Born in the United Kingdom, Robin is currently based in Belgium.
He counts learning and improving his knowledge of several European languages among his constant passions.
He and his faithful companion Mortimer the Fox Terrier live in Brussels.