Anthony was born and educated in the East End of London, just a few kilometres from the financial centre known as the City of London. After leaving school, Anthony worked in the city for three years before moving to Finland where he got married. As well as travelling all over England, mostly by motorcycle, Anthony has also travelled throughout most of Europe and Scandinavia. Having experienced work in many different fields, ranging from financial services to butchery, building to teaching, Anthony has used all his memories and experiences to develop this style of book. It is predominantly aimed at people throughout the world who are learning English as a second language.