Victoria Mather is a journalist andbroadcaster.As travel editor of Vanity Fair she investigates hotel heavens for the stars. She has worked for the Daily Telegraph since 1986, initially as film critic and subsequently as columnist. She is a commentator for CBS and NBC television in Americ, works with Ned Sherrin on BBC Radio 4's Loose Ends, and has a travel column, 'Victoria's Secrets', on the Telegraph's Ultratravel section. She and her husband, John Raymond, live in London, Hampshire, Moscow and the Four Seasons, New York. Sue Macartney-Snape was born in Tanganyika, educated in Australia and now lives in London. She has had several sell-out exhibitions of her work and has been acclaimed as the Wodehouse of Art. In 2004 she won the Pont Award for drawing the British character.
'With consummate skill the authors have once again skewered our national smugness' -- Nicky Haslam 'Opening a volume by Victoria Mather and Sue Macartney-Snape always fills me with delicious apprehension. I know that, in no time, I will be chuckling away at the absurdities of someone who is awfully like me' -- Julian Fellowes 'A dazzling combination' -- Jilly Cooper 'They have a mind-reader's gift for rooting around inside our heads, and serving up every last nuance and pretension as spot-on social comedy' -- Nicholas Coleridge 'For as long as I can remember, Social Stereotypes has been essential reading on a Saturday morning' -- General Sir Mike Jackson 'Woof of approval for Smelly Dog' -- Evening Standard 'Always amusingly accurate ! a piquant array of character sketches' -- The Oldie 'Another splendid romp through a gloriously eccentric gallery of characters' -- Good Book Guide