Alistair Deacon is a book publisher, having inherited the company from his father. He is married to Judith Deacon.
Alister is a wealthy publisher that befriends Lionel Hardcastle and Jean Pargetter whilst publishing Lionel's book. He meets Jean when Lionel bring her to a party that he hosted that he invite Lionel with a guest to go to in order to meet people that would help with the launch of Lionel's book, My Life in Kenya.
Alistair's father started the publishing firm in 1947 with a 500 pound loan from Richard Hardcastle.