Born mid WW2 John Benneyworth inherited a sense of fun and he considers himself fortunate to have lived through a remarkable period of history. From a young age he was encouraged to seek knowledge and was introduced to books and children’s characters of the era.
Educated at Woking Grammar School, in England, by eager young schoolmasters pleased to be home from the war, he later qualified as a chartered accountant which opened his horizons to a career including leisure, films and music, the motor trade, the manufacture of hovercraft and container ships and the changing environment of the print industry.
Travelling in the UK, Europe and the USA his experiences expanded. Throughout a varied career and extensive travel his home has been in the south of England, in Woking, Surrey and Yateley, Hampshire.
Married for over fifty years he and his wife have two children and four grandchildren and from young ages they encouraged them to explore vocabulary and different concepts through books and the appreciation of language. Now in semi retirement he draws on his own varied experiences to write interesting and fun books for children taking their first steps in the adventure of education, helped by fictitious characters called Iggles.