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John Ayto

Ian Crofton is a freelance writer and editor. His publications include A Dictionary of Musical Quotations (with Donald Fraser) and A Dictionary of Art Quotations and he was editor-in-chief of The Guinness Encyclopedia. He contributed entries on history, music and art to Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable and has written articles for a number of other children's and adults' reference books.

John Ayto is a writer and lexicographer. He is the editor of the 17th edition of Brewer's Dictionary of Phrase and Fable and co-author (with Ian Crofton) of Brewer's Britain and Ireland. His other authorial credits include The Oxford Dictionary of Rhyming Slang and The Bloomsbury Dictionary of Word Histories. He lives in London.

Previous titles include:
Brewer's Dictionary of Modern Phrase and Fable: 1st Ed (Feb 2001)

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