Beezle is a Dalmatian dog who was born in Welwyn Garden City. His parents were Theakston Tamerlan and Olympic Star of Olbero. He has never married and, so far as is known, has no puppies to his name. Trevor Grove was born in Colwyn Bay in 1945. His parents were Mr and Mrs Grove. He is the former editor of the Sunday Telegraph. He is also the author of A Juryman's Tale (Bloomsbury pbk, 2000) and The Magistrate's Tale (Bloomsbury, 2002), which describes his work as a JP.Posy Simmonds is the award-winning cartoonist and author-illustrator of several rapturously received books, including Fred and Gemma Bovary.