After reading English at Oxford Christopher Matthew spent a year teaching English and General Behaviour at a girls’ finishing school in Switzerland. On his return Christopher took work as a copywriter in various London advertising agencies before becoming a full time writer in 1970.
As a journalist, he has in his time been restaurant critic for Vogue, property correspondent for Punch, a TV and book reviewer for The Daily Mail, and a travel writer for The Sunday Times. Christopher has also appeared many times on BBC Radio 4 in a variety of guises – as chairman of The Travelling Show, presenter of Fourth Column, and contributor to Quote Unquote. He used to go off in all directions with Alan Coren in Freedom Pass; he was then heard pottering around assorted sporting venues with Des Lynam in Touchline Tales; more recently, he and Martin Jarvis have been on a nostalgic journey through their lives in Jarvis and Matthew.
Once described as The Bard of the Over 60’s, his collections of comic verses, Now We Are Sixty, and Now We Are Sixty (and a Bit), inspired by the poems of A.A.Milne - grace the bedside tables and loos in countless homes up and down the land, and in 2005 he turned his attention to golf and golfers in Summoned by Balls, before plumbing Milne for a new collection entitled When We Were Fifty. Next came the three books of verse with pages on this website.