Expert authors who are passionate about both writing and travel write Rough Guides. They have in-depth knowledge of the regions they write about, having either visited widely or lived there, and it shows on every page. It's invaluable information, given with humour and insight and with the down-to-earth, honest tone that Rough Guides is known for. Samantha Cook was born in London and has spent her whole life there, with the exception of a few trips around the world. She is a coauthor of The Rough Guide to London and The Rough Guide to Vintage London, among others. Cook has been a part of the Rough Guides team for over ten years.