Charis K. Mettis was born in Cyprus, in what is today the Turkish-occupied village of Phylia (in the Morphou district). At the age of eleven he moved permanently to Nicosia, where he studied at the Pan-Cyprian Gymnasium as a scholar of the Archdiocese of Cyprus. He then was awarded a scholarship at the School of Philosophy of the University of Athens from the Hellenic Foundation for State Scholarships. On finishing his studies he returned to Cyprus to teach at the Pan-Cyprian Gymnasium. He eventually immigrated to England where he has lived now for more than half a century. He completed his postgraduate studies at the University of London's Birkbeck College, where he specialised in European History. He has taught in Greek and English Schools and Colleges in London while simultaneously working as a journalist. He has not only written numerous articles and studies, but also complete works of historical content such as his most popular book of five editions “The Roots of Hellenism in Great Britain” (in Greek), covering more than one thousand pages. He has also published seven volumes of short stories, and one novel. There is also a collection of his poems ready for publication.