Christopher Best spent most of his working life in the city. Beginning in insurance at age fifteen, he was a naïve Eastender who had never seen a bowler hat in the flesh until his first day at work. By the end of his career, he was working for financial magazines, editing and writing them. On early retirement, he took to writing fiction. His first novel was written for children but with enough meat in it to engage adults - 'kidult' work.