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Andrew McConnell Stott

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Andrew McConnell Stott likes books, potatoes and crunchy fruit.

He is the author of "Comedy" (Routledge, 2005; 2nd edn, 2014) and "The Pantomime Life of Joseph Grimaldi" (Canongate, 2009) , which won the Royal Society of Literature Jerwood Prize for Non-Fiction, the Sheridan Morley Prize for Theatre Biography, and the George Freedley Memorial Award. Grimaldi was a BBC Radio 4 'Book of the Week,' and was named as one of the Guardian's "Books of the Year" for 2010. In 2010-11, he was a Fellow at the New York Public Library's Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers....

Benjamin Spock

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Benjamin Spock, M.D., practiced pediatrics in New York City from 1933 to 1947. He then became a medical teacher and researcher at the Mayo Clinic, the University of Pittsburgh, and Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland. The author of eleven books, he was a political activist for causes that vitally affect children: disarmament, day care, schooling, housing, and medical care for all. He had two sons, a stepdaughter, and four grandchildren. Dr. Spock, who died March 15, 1998, at age ninety-four, was married to Mary Morgan. Dr. Spock's Baby and Child Care has been translated into thirty-nine languages and has sold...