Alan Battersby has taught at language schools in Italy and Cambridge and has always taken an interest in writing language learning materials. After completing a Master's in Second Language Materials Development, he decided to go freelance. Now resident in rural France, he divides his time between writing, gardening and DIY. He makes regular trips back to the UK to teach at Anglia Ruskin University.
His interests include travel, cookery and traditional music and he plays flute, banjo and mandolin. He takes a particular interest in learning about all aspects of life, culture and language of the United States, which he draws upon for his readers, all written in American English.
Cambridge University Press publications East 43rd Street (Cambridge English Readers) High Life, Low Life (Cambridge English Readers) This Time it's Personal (Cambridge English Readers)