Christopher Joll was educated at Oxford University and the RMA Sandhurst and commissioned into The Life Guards in 1968. He served four tours of duty in Northern Ireland and in 1975 left the Army to go into business. In 1976 he was offered the opportunity of running the Events Committee of The Queen’s Silver Jubilee Appeal and this led to an on-going involvement in fund raising events, which he ran in parallel with his business career.
In 2007, after twenty-five years in the City, industry and – latterly – running the UK leading commercial real estate public relations consultancy, Christopher decided to concentrate on devising, writing and directing fundraising events; writing and editing souvenir programmes for those events; and, from 2013, publishing a series of ‘faction’ and non-fiction books.
In 2012 he wrote the text for Uniquely British: A Year in the Life of the Household Cavalry, an illustrated book with a foreword by HM The Queen. He is currently engaged in writing The Spoils of War, an illustrated account of some of the curious military-related items held in private, royal, regimental and national collections, to be published in 2017.