Born in Allahabad (1935), into an Anglo-Indian railway family, Peter Moss embarked on a journalistic career at the age of 15, and pursued it on an overland bus journey in 1957 from London to Delhi. Following eight years in Malaysia, writing for the Straits Times group of newspapers, he arrived in Hong Kong in 1965 to join the Government Information Services. The years 1978 to his retirement in 1993 were spent as Assistant Director (Publicity), in charge of all of the government's publicity output, for which he was awarded an M.B.E. His three volumes of autobiography, Bye-Bye Blackbird, Distant Archipelagos and No Babylon, recounting respectively his experience of the end of Britain’s Empire in India (1947), Malaya (1957) and Hong Kong (1997), have been described by author Jan Morris (Pax Brittanica) as “a marvellous achievement, both as a personal and a historical document.” His first novel, The Singing Tree (Bloomsbury), was greeted by the New York Times as “a little gem,” since when he has published four others, together with some twenty-five titles commissioned by FormAsia Books and various corporations. Moss moved to British Columbia, Canada, in 1995 but returned to Hong Kong two years later to write about the 1997 Handover. Since 2010 he has been circulating between Hong Kong, Malaysia and the Philippines.