For many years, Joll has written and published in the genres of historical fact, fiction and ‘faction’. His work ranges from articles for national and regional magazines, a best-selling illustrated book on the Household Cavalry, a growing collection of historical books on the people, places and things of the British Empire, and a series of military action-adventure stories set in the 19th and 20th century.

Britannia's Spoils

'Christopher has a magpie's eye for a story. […] No one is better equipped to ignite history in this tangible and novel way – objects steeped in glory, pathos and mystery that he brings back to life with the touch paper of his enthusiasm and insight.' 

Philip Mould, Presenter, Antiques Roadshow & Fake or Fortune?

'Joll’s original and entertaining book focuses on some of the remarkable spoils of war seized during the age of empire [...]. Each of these tangible trophies of victory […] has a story which Joll recounts – and sometimes debunks – with style, humour and insight.'

Michael Portillo

The Speedicut Papers and The Speedicut Memoirs

'Check out The Speedicut Papers for a raunchy romp.' Stephen Fry

'The discovery of the writings of Jasper Speedicut … was hailed by historians yesterday as the greatest such find in 50 years.' The Times