Rob Godfrey


Rob Godfrey was born in London on March 21st 1964. After travelling the world and having various adventures he is now pausing in a quiet part of south west France.

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2CV Alaska Challenge news clip
Central TV news piece, May 1999.


Cranial Capacity 1400cc
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 53,370. Language: English. Published: March 13, 2017. Categories: Nonfiction » Biography » Autobiographies & Memoirs
Rural France and a house renovation, a radio station and holiday rentals. Rob Godfrey's fourth memoir covers the decade between 2007 and 2017, a period that saw some momentous events in history.
Fukushima: The First Five Years
Price: $10.00 USD. Words: 49,790. Language: English. Published: October 25, 2015. Categories: Nonfiction » History » World, Nonfiction » Science & Nature » Environment
This book is a compilation of my blog posts about Fukushima, starting on March 11th 2011, the day of the Tohoku earthquake, and covers the first five years of something quite unique in human history: there's never before been three nuclear reactors in complete and ongoing meltdown.
Mr Jolly's Journey
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 40,670. Language: English. Published: February 2, 2015. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » General
In early 1990 the author travelled by train from Paris to Beijing, taking three weeks to do the trip and stopping off along the way. It was a fascinating journey. However, having written a number of travel books, and because there's a plethora of non-fiction about the Trans-Siberian Railway, the author decided instead to do Paris to Beijing as a surreal novel.
The Iberian Job
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 66,940. Language: English. Published: December 28, 2014. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » By region, Nonfiction » Philosophy » Mind & Body
The Iberian Job is a journey into one man's quest to answer the most fundamental question of them all: what is the 'mind'? It's also a journey across western Europe and gives a rich insight into what it's like to live in places such as France and Portugal, particularly with regard to being down and out. After reading this book you'll never be afraid again.
The Yukon Queen
Price: $7.99 USD. Words: 103,980. Language: English. Published: May 28, 2013. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Road travel, Nonfiction » History » North America
In July 1999 the good ship Marie Anne sailed from Rotterdam, bound for the USA. On board this creaking cargo ship were Rob Godfrey and two Citroen 2CVs. This voyage was the first leg of an epic journey to Prudhoe Bay, on the shores of the Arctic Ocean, a journey that took Rob Godfrey and Jose Oostveen 8000 road miles across North America.
Dishwash Theory and other deviations
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 32,180. Language: English. Published: October 24, 2012. Categories: Essay » Political, Essay » Sociology
These twenty essays have been written over the last decade. They cover a mix of subjects across the arts, politics, science and history, everything from 17th century poets to vice and disease in the Victorian age to the assassination of a Russian spy, with Tintin thrown in for good measure.
Sex and Other Kinds of Poems
Price: $2.99 USD. Words: 7,050. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Sex & Relationships  » Sex & culture
A collection of poems by Rob Godfrey, both free verse and formal poetry, including some of Rob's sex poems and his London sonnets.
When I Went Out One Summer's Morn
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 59,410. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » Essays & Travelogues
From California to communist eastern Europe, from Alaska to Arabia, from Paris to Peking, these travel tales span the globe and contain both high drama and small moments. When I Went Out One Summer's Morn is Rob Godfrey's memoir of 20 years of travels.
The Poetry of Robert Herrick - who was Julia?
Price: $5.99 USD. Words: 21,180. Language: English. Published: October 23, 2012. Categories: Essay » Literature, Nonfiction » Reference » Study guides
In 1648, Robert Herrick published his life’s work in a volume of poetry called 'Hesperides: Or, The Works Both Humane & Divine'. Hesperides contains 1,400 poems; 74 of them mention a woman called Julia, which prompts an oft asked question: who was Julia? Nothing is known about her. This book examines Herrick’s life and poetry and comes to a startling conclusion as to the real identity of Julia.

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