John Trainhas written hundreds of columns in theWall Street Journal, Forbes, London's Financial Times,and other publications, as well as over 20 books on many subjects. Also a number of amusing little books, includingJohn Train Most Remarkable Names, Most Remarkable Occurrences, Wit: The Best Things Ever Said, Love,and others, which have proven to be perennial popular stocking stuffers. He has received several appointments from US Presidents of both parties. He and his wife live in New York and Maine.
Linda Kelly'sprevious books includeThe Young Romantics, Women of the French Revolutionand most recentlyHolland House: A History of London's most celebrated Salon.She is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature and the Wordsworth Trust. Her husband is the writer Laurence Kelly; they live in London and spend some time in Ireland, where they have a cottage on the Wexford coast.