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.