About the Author
Jerome K Jerome was born in Walsall in Staffordshire, England, in 1859. His first work was On the Stage and Off , published in 1885. This novel, and the play Barbara, are inspired by his experiences in the theatre. He followed up Three Men in a Boat with a sequel, Three Men in a Bummel, but this was not as popular as the first book, which has become one of the most well-loved books of all time.