Peter Grose is a former journalist, foreign correspondent, literary agent and publisher. He would infinitely prefer to be thought of now as a pilot, and an author.
Peter began his journalist career with the Sydney Daily Mirror before joining Rupert Murdoch's new newspaper venture The Australian as a sub-editor. In the first weeks of the paper's life, in August 1964, he was transferred to London and became The Australian's first London correspondent.
In 1968 he switched careers, moved back to Australia and set up Curtis Brown Australia, the first and for a time only established literary agency in Australia. In 1971 he returned to London and for nine years worked as a literary agent in the London office of Curtis Brown.
In 1980 Peter switched careers again, joining the distinguished London publishers Secker & Warburg, first as Publishing Director and later as Managing Director. In 1987 he left Secker and set up his own publishing imprint Peter Grose Ltd, which stumbled along either gently losing money (usually) or occasionally making money (rarely). In 1998 he abandoned independent publishing to become chairman of Australian Consolidated Press (UK), a rather grandiose title for someone whose only job was to sell Australian Womans' Weekly cookbooks in the UK and throughout most of the world (one of which he actually wrote -- Caribbean Cooking.)
Since retiring from Australian Consolidated Press, he has written three books. The latest, The Greatest Escape (published in Australia and the USA as A Good Place To Hide) went straight into the Australian non-fiction best-seller lists, and reprinted within three weeks of publication. His two other books: A Very Rude Awakening, the night the Japanese midgets subs came to Sydney Harbour, and An Awkward Truth, the bombing of Darwin, February 1942, dealt with Australian military history. An Awkward Truth also became a bestseller in Australia, and ran to nine editions in its first year of publication.