Charlie Berridge was born on the Glorious 11th August in 1949. He attended the King's School at Ely where he fagged for Alan Yentob but not the future Lord Browne. He wanted to farm, became a ten pound pommie and joined the Royal Agricultural College as a "mature" and married student. His first proper job was at the Golden Wonder potato crisp company in Market Harborough. Having learned about sales and marketing he left to work on his own companies with like minded friends. Village Green Country Crafts, You Must Be Joking, Retail Concepts and Minds Eye took him from hand made rural crafts to Whoopee cushions into fashion jewellery and greetings cards.
In 1999 he had a heart attack and took off for the High Pyrenees in France where he lived in his mountain retreat. He adventured around France in an absurd three-wheeled vehicle raising awareness for the heart charities of France and Britain. In 2004 he returned and took an MA course in creative writing in Bath Spa university. He published his first book, "French Letters, a journey to at least three places" in 2007. He is a regular correspondent for some of the better glossy country sporting magazines
He likes fine food and even finer wine. He has three children from his first marriage and a son in his second brood. He has four grandchildren; a pair each in Australia and Hawaii. He lives in Somerset.