John Gilbert Esmonde was born on March 21, 1937 in Battersea, London, England. A writer, known for Please Sir! (1968), The Good Life (1975) and Brush Strokes (1986), he was married to Georgina Barton. He died on August 10, 2008 in Spain.
Following his amicable split from writing partner Bob Larbey in 1995, John Esmonde retired and moved to Spain.