Chris Arnot was a national freelance feature writer for well over 20 years, writing for The Guardian, The Observer, The Independent and the Daily Telegraph. He is also the author of 10 non-fiction books. Britain's Lost Cricket Festivals was shortlisted for the Cricket Book of the Year in 2014. Britain's Lost Cricket Grounds was acclaimed as "a coffee-table classic for and of posterity" by Frank Keating in The Guardian and hailed as "the best sports book of 2011" by Jim Holden in the Sunday Express. Chris also wrote Small Island by Little Train for the AA and co-wrote The Archers Archives for the BBC.