Nanette Newman has received considerable acclaim for her long and varied acting career in films, on stage and on television. She has also been successful as an author, particularly with her cookery books and many books for children. She has collaborated with illustrators such as Beryl Cook, and worked with Michael Foreman on several projects. She has previously contributed to the Chrysalis Children's Books collection Bedtime Stories along with Terry Jones; Georgie Birkett has been illustrating children's books for the educational and Young Fiction market since she left her Graphic Design degree at Brighton University in 1996. She has recently been producing a new and exciting style of work for picture books. She lives in Brighton and works from her studio in the Brighton Lanes.