David Bebbington grew up in Cheshire and was educated at the University of Kent and Christ Church, Oxford before doing post-doctoral studies in Boston, USA. He now lives in Berkshire with his wife, two children, a dog and four chickens. He is Head of Cricket and a teacher of chemistry at Magdalen College School, Oxford. He is fascinated and passionate about the school's history and that of the First World War. In this, his first book, David has drawn upon all his diverse experiences to tell the unparalleled and unique story of one teacher and fifty of his students, in the lead up and during The Great War, Mr Brownrigg’s Boys.