David Fletcher was born in Rugby. He attended the University of Birmingham and graduated with a degree in Chemistry. David then trained as a Chartered Accountant at Touche Ross, which later become Deloitte, where he rose to Partner. He is now retired. He has published fifteen other books with Matador, the most recent of these being The Country-cides of Namibia and Botswana (2015), First Choose Your Congo and The A-Z of Stuff (2016).