Sophie Smiley (1957, Cambridge) has taught English and English Literature in secondary schools for over thirty years, and now teaches film studies. She also teaches creative writing at a beautiful modern art gallery, Kettle's Yard. In her holidays she works with a charity which takes children, including youngsters with special needs, camping. These holidays, and some of the children with learning difficulties, have provided ideas for her books.
Bobby, Charlton and the Mountain, Man of the Match, Team Trouble are part of a series of books which chart the adventures of a football-mad family.
*Sophie Smiley's events are part of the event series at ITEF,in partnership with the British Council.