Mark Jardine was born and raised in Zimbabwe, where he went to Oriel Boys’ and Vainona High Schools. When his family moved to South Africa in 1977 he attended Michaelhouse School and from there moved on to complete a BA Hons. in History, and a Higher Education Diploma at Rhodes University, Grahamstown, South Africa.
Since then he has taught (mainly history) at schools in Zimbabwe, South Africa, Australia, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. At present he has stopped teaching to write. His first offering is a confronting revision of the much-reviled foreign policies of George W Bush and Tony Blair. He lives in Perth, Western Australia, and is married to Coral.