Neil Coley is the author of a number of local history books and newspaper articles. He has a B.A. degree in History and Politics from Lancaster University and an M.A. in Media from De Montford University. His favourite things include pubs (of course) cricket, walking, birdwatching, cinema, theatre and reading. He lives in Lichfield with his wife and a large number of dependant birds, which are frequent visitors to their garden bird feeders.