Dr. Bob Curran was born and raised in County Down in Northern Ireland. He left school at the age of 14 and took up a variety of different occupations including the job of a gravedigger, a lorry driver, a professional musician, a journalist, and a scripter of comics. He is well traveled, and settled down to work in a Civil Service position. Dr. Bob Curran later continued his education and received degrees in educational psychology, history, and education. He is presently a consultant to a variety of cultural bodies within the Province, and he manages cross-border matters with the Irish Republic while working for the Office of the First and Deputy First Minister of Northern Ireland. He has authored a total of 38 books mainly on the subjects of culture and history. His works have been published in Italian, French, Portuguese, Japanese, Spanish, German, Latvian, and Urdu. He presently resides in the North Derry Coast of Northern Ireland with his wife and family.Bob's book is reported to have reached No1 in the Independent Publishers List and sparked a new frenzy of interest in werewolves.
"The idea of the werewolf," writes Dr Curran, "may represent an amalgam of a number of deep human fears and perceptions - the separation from nature, the fear of the wild, a horror of cannibalism, and inherent awareness of the savagery and ferocity that often lies under the veneer of human 'civilization.'
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"In his best selling book, Dr Curran examines the deep psychological roots that underlie the linking of human and beast. He reveals that the modern sympathetic vision of a forlorn man-wolf transforming under the moon's rays are very different from, say, the 16th century perspective, when lycanthropy was considered an abominable offshoot of witchcraft and Devil worship. Or from further back, to the Dark Ages, when taking on the mantle of the wolf was seen as a sign of virility, and battle-hardened strength".