Anna Massey has been a successful actress for fifty years. Her career has spanned a wide range. In the cinema she has worked with many of the great directors, including Alfred Hitchcock, Michael Powell, Otto Preminger and Fred Zinneman. But perhaps her favourite performances have been in the theatre - among those being The Miracle Worker, Heartbreak House, The Importance of Being Earnest, and Mary Stuart. For television she won a BAFTA Award for her performance in Anita Brookner's Hotel du Lac, and she starred very memorably in the title role of Gwen John, and also in Trollope's He Knew He Was Right. On radio her voice is familiar to many from plays and documentaries, most recently narrating the history of Britain in This Sceptred Isle, which has brought her a whole new audience.
John Rowe was born in Surrey in 1949. After leaving school he had a variety of jobs including one as a grave-digger for the local council. In 1970 he started a Foundation course at Twickenham College of Technology followed by a degree in Fine Art at Epsom School of Art and Design. John now lives in Somerset. John's first book for Hutchinson, How Many Monkeys? was published in 1993 to great acclaim. Can You Spot the Spotty Dog? was published in 1996.