John Knifton is an author and local historian who lives in Nottingham, England. John spent his childhood in South Derbyshire and went on to study Modern and Medieval Languages at Emmanuel College at the University of Cambridge. John then returned to the East Midlands to train as a Modern Foreign Languages teacher. He has taught mainly French, and occasional Russian Studies, some Religious Studies, Film, Politics and, most of all, football, at Nottingham High School since 1975. He is happily married to Gaynor (née Southall), whom he met while she was working at the school as an art teacher.
John Knifton’s most recent publication is Nottingham High School: The Anecdotal History of a British Public School. Hardback copies of this latest book are now available from Lulu.com.