Caryl Brahms (1901-82) was a ballet correspondent for the Daily Telegraph, a colourful figure in London's theatrical world and became a forceful governor of the National Theatre. S.J.Simon (1904-48) was born in Manchuria, became one of Britain's most famous bridge players and was co-founder of the Acol System. Together they collaborated on many classic comic novels in the 30s and 40s including A Bullet in the Ballet, Don't, Mr.Disraeli! and No Bed for Bacon (1941). Bubbling with wit and fantastic invention, their work more than withstands the test of time and contributed much to the development of 20th century British humour.