Jane Thynne was born in Venezuela and educated in London. She graduated from Oxford University with a degree in English and joined the BBC as a journalist. She has also worked at the Sunday Times, the Daily Telegraph and the Independent, as well as numerous British magazines. She appears as a broadcaster on Radio 4. She is married to the writer Philip Kerr. They have three children and live in London.
Martin Honeysett is a renowned cartoonist and illustrator, whose work has appeared in Punch, Private Eye, the Evening Standard, the Observer, the Oldie and many other magazines and newspapers.