Hi, I'm Robin Barratt and thank you for looking at my website.


I started working in the security industry way back in the late '80s. I then went into nightclub management for a short while, managing a number of high-profile venues including; The Millionaire in Peterborough, EQV in Wilmslow and even Le Central on the Champs Elysée in Paris (I speak a little French) and then, using my security and club management experience, I then attended a six-week close protection course in Wales, became operational in Moscow with Fortune 500 companies including Exide Technologies and Dow Chemicals, as well in the Balkans during the conflict. I also started a small security company, providing door supervisors to a couple of venues in London, as well as running Close Protection training courses for the WFB in Russia, Iceland, Sweden and the UK.


In 2002, I sold my security training company and began writing my first book Doing The Doors, which became a genre best-seller and a 'must read' book for door supervisors. I have been writing and publishing ever since, and am now the author of a large number of books including six non-fiction, true crime titles (publishers include Random House/Penguin, Mainstream, Constable Robinson and Milo), and two travel anthologies about the Kingdom of Bahrain where I lived for four years. I have also edited, produced and published the acclaimed Collections of Poetry and Prose series of ten books featuring almost 1400 pieces of work from 265 writers and poets from 49 countries around the world - all writing on particular themes and topics, and for a year I edited and produced the original Bahrain Arts Magazine, showcasing Bahrain based artists, photographers, sculptures, writers and poets. I currently edit THE POET, an online magazine recognised for its interviews and profiles of poets around the world and ARTBahrain, a new online platform for the Kingdom's art and artists. I have also written a number articles for magazines worldwide including; Signature, Sur La Terre, Gulf Insider, Time Out, Norfolk magazine, Absolute Lifestyle, T Qatar, and others.


I mentor, coach and help other people write and publish their own books, and provide an employee NEWSLETTER service to security companies and other businesses keen to keep their staff and team up to date with company news, events and activities.


Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or would like a signed copy of any of my books.


Happy reading and.... A HAPPY 2020 EVERYONE ! 



True crime, poetry & prose, the Kingdom of Bahrain, sport, Inspiration, biography, mental health and more... most of my books are listed here.


Combining my experience in security, and my passion for words, I offer bespoke employee newsletter services to security companies and other businesses wanting to keep their staff updated with company news, events and information.


A new online magazine exploring the lives and work of artists in the Kingdom of Bahrain, and Bahraini artists worldwide, and what motivates and inspires them to create.


Recognised worldwide for its interviews and profiles, I explore the lives of poets; looking at their work and their words, and what motivates and inspires them to write.


"If you don't want to lead an ordinary life...

don't do ordinary things!"


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