Alan Blunden was born in North London.The oldest of four children he was educated at Crouch End Primary School, where he won a scholaship to Stationers Companys' Grammar School.
Now retired he studies the works of William Shakespeare and other Elizabethan writers.
His poetry heroes are John Betjamin, Samuel Taylor Coleridge, Hilaire Belloc, and the American writer Ogden Nash.
He has been a member of the Harlow Writers' Workshop for about five years and taken part in many of their Presentations.
He particularly likes to write comic verse and has published one small volume of his poetry.
Alan's latest book, The Bard Unbarred, the synopses for all thirty -seven plays by William Shakespeare in witty verse is now available..
His other interests are Bridge and walking.