Tony Mattey was born near Portsmouth, England, in February 1946, just nine months after VE (Victory in Europe) Day to obviously passionate parents. His childhood and early teenage years were spent living on the Isle of Wight and in Gloucestershire. In 1961 he joined the Royal Air Force. In 1970 he left to work in the Computer Industry, first with the Americans and later with the British.
In 1973 during the height of the Cold War, he accepted an assignment to travel to and work Poland behind the Iron Curtain. His activities took him into Shipyards, Manufacturing Operations, Banks and other Polish Government Establishments. He departed there in December 1977, and in 1978 he travelled to the Far East, first based in Indonesia, and later Singapore. Returning to the UK in 1984 he continued his relationship with the Americans, and later moved into Consulting in 1995, and eventually he retired in 2009.
In 2007, Tony commenced writing this first novel, and found a new Passion to prevent boredom and going doolally. This has resulted in episodes in the life of Harry Mellors being written and published as eBooks under the main heading of The Spy and His Lovers. With his continuing passion, Tony has already released the second episode, and is working hard to complete the third, fourth and fifth stories which encompass the years in Harry’s life from 1973 onwards.