Rob Atkinson is a writer and biologist who has spent many years in academia and the charity sector. He is the author of Moles, published by Whittet, numerous book chapters, scientific papers and technical reports, and has appeared many times on television and radio in the UK and US. He has various degrees in zoology and creative writing, from the Universities of London, Oxford and East Anglia. You can find Rob on Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn, or view his author page.

Today, moles are usually unappreciated residents of our gardens and fields, but they are embedded in folklore and for centuries