W. C. Sellar was born in Sutherland and educated at Fettes College. He met R. J. Yeatman at Oriel College, Oxford after the First World War and both began to publish their writing in Punch. Along with 1066 And All That, which was described by Frank Muir as 'one of the permanent treasures of Eng. Lit. as Entertainment', their other books are And Now All This, Horse Nonsense (mainly by Yeatman - Sellar disliked horses) and Garden Rubbish (mainly by Sellar - Yeatman loathed gardening).