This volume presents the biography of scientist Solly Zuckerman, describing how his mother bred in him the habit of questioning established wisdom. His talents eventually carried him into the higher reaches of government both in Britain and the USA.
About the Author
John Peyton knew Solly Zuckerman well and his own autobiography, "Without the Benefit of Laundry," was published to great acclaim in 1997. Matthew Parris wrote "Above all I was struck by the quality of his writing. John Peyton is a stylist of often poetic intensity." He was MP for Yeovil from 1951 to 1983 when he was made a Life Peer. He was also Parliamentary Secretary to the Ministry of Power (1962-4), Minister of Transport (1970-4) and Shadow Leader of the House of Commons (1974-7). He lives in London and Somerset.