About the Author: Christopher Lakin was born on, or near the banks of the River Trent in 1962. He was a lorry driver for 27yrs, which gave him a bad back and a portly belly - too much rich food. He has lived in three different countries, but only one at a time: the UK, Tennerife and Spain. After coming home he settled down with his lovely wife Tina and they bought a narrow boat.
He was diagnosed with degenerative osteoarthritis in his spine at the end of 2009, and was told he would not work again. That year his grandchildren bought him a teddy bear for Christmas dressed in a coastguards uniform. So, he set about creating the series of
'Captain Grisswold with his Crew and Friends.' To read more about Chris and Tina's wonderful books visit: