Bestselling Fiction & Non-Fiction Authors, from The Orion Publising Group
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Wales

The Prince of Wales describes how he spent eleven years turning his Cotswold estate into a model of environmentally benign farming and gardening. He also describes how his gardens have been conceived, developed and planted.
Alice Walker

Alice Walker won the Pulitzer prize and the American Book Award for THE COLOR PURPLE. She is the author of many bestselling novels, essays and collections of poetry including MERIDIAN, BY THE LIGHT OF MY FATHER'S SMILE and THE THIRD LIFE OF GRANGE COPELAND.Visit Alice Walker's official website at: alicewalkersgarden.com
Janet Wallach

Janet Wallach's own interest and expertise in Arab politics and history led her to the life of Gertrude Bell. She is a contributor to the Washington Post and other publications, and is the co-author of several books.
Julie Walters

Julie Walters was nominated for an Oscar for EDUCATING RITA, having made the part her own on stage, and starred in BILLY ELLIOT. She played Mrs Weasley in the HARRY POTTER films, and co-starred with Helen Mirren in CALENDAR GIRLS. Versatile enough to appear both as Mrs Overall in her friend Victoria Wood's ACORN ANTIQUES as well as the Wife of Bath in the BBC's modernised adaptation of THE CANTERBURY TALES, she is 'arguably the nation's best-loved actress' (SUNDAY TIMES). She is the author of MAGGIE'S TREE, a novel, and THAT'S ANOTHER STORY, her bestselling autobiography.
Barbara Want

Barbara Want is a writer and broadcaster. She was a BBC TV producer before her twin sons were born in 2002. They live in London. She is also the author of Baby Secrets.
Catriona Ward

CATRIONA WARD was born in Washington, DC and grew up in the United States, Kenya, Madagascar, Yemen, and Morocco. She read English at St Edmund Hall, Oxford and is a graduate of the Creative Writing MA from the University of East Anglia. Her debut novel, RAWBLOOD, won Best Horror Novel at the 2016 British Fantasy Awards, was shortlisted for the Author's Club Best First Novel Award and was selected as a Winter 2016 Fresh Talent title by WHSmith. RAWBLOOD is published in the US and Canada as THE GIRL FROM RAWBLOOD (Sourcebooks, 2017). She lives in London and Devon.
Sharkey Ward

Nigel David Ward was born in Canada of RAF parents in 1943 and joined the Britannia Royal Naval College, Dartmouth, as an Officer Cadet in 1962. After Basic Flying Training he completed his Fleet Air Arm training on Hunters and Sea Vixens before joining 892 Naval Air Squadron in 1969, where he flew the F-4K Phantom from the deck of the HMS Ark Royal. A qualified Air Warfare Instructor, he worked at the Ministry of Defence and in 1981 took command of 801 Naval Air Squadron in HMS Invincible. Commander Ward holds the Air Force Cross for services to maritime VSTOL aviation and was decorated with the Distinguished Service Cross in the Falklands Honours List.
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Philip Warner

Philip Warner served in the Army in the Second World War, and subsequently became a Senior Lecturer at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst. He is an experienced historian with a dozen books to his name, including WORLD WAR TWO, WORLD WAR ONE and AUCHINLECK.
James Watson

James Dewey Watson is an American molecular biologist, geneticist and zoologist, best known as one of the co-discoverers of the structure of DNA in 1953 with Francis Crick and Rosalind Franklin. Watson, Crick, and Maurice Wilkins were awarded the 1962 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Watson has written many science books, including the textbook MOLECULAR BIOLOGY OF THE GENE and his bestselling book THE DOUBLE HELIX.
Peter Watson

Peter Watson was born in 1943 and educated at the universities of Durham, London and Rome. He was deputy editor of New Society and spent four years as part of the 'Insight' team of The Sunday Times. He was New York correspondent of The Times and has written for the Observer, The New York Times, Punch and The Spectator. He is the author of thirteen books and has presented several television programmes about the arts. Since 1998 he has been a Research Associate at the McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research, at the University of Cambridge.
Charlie Watts

The Rolling Stones is, together with the Beatles, one of the most influential and best loved bands in the world. Mick Jagger b1943, with the band since 1962 Keith Richards b1943, with the band since 1962 Ronnie Wood b1947, joined the band in 1975 to replace Brian Jones Charlie Watts b1941, with the band since 1963
Daisy Waugh

Daisy Waugh writes 'Waugh Zone', a weekly column about her family life, at the front of the SUNDAY TIMES magazine. She has been writing for newspapers and magazines for many years - as an agony aunt, restaurant critic, interviewer, property 'expert', and travel writer. She has published seven novels and has also written a travelogue about living in Africa. She lives in London with her husband and children.Follow Daisy Waugh on Twitter at https://twitter.com/dldwaugh.
Eva Weaver

Eva Weaver is a writer, art therapist, coach and performance artist. She moved to Britain from Germany in 1995 and lives in Brighton. Like many Germans, she has been haunted by the events of the Second World War, which inspired her to write her first novel, The Puppet Boy of Warsaw. It has now been published in thirteen countries. Eva's second novel, The Eye of the Reindeer, was inspired by journeys to Scandinavia, encounters with the Sami people and her work as an art therapist over many years in mental health services in the UK. Alongside her writing, Eva runs her own coaching practice. www.evaweaver.com
Benjamin Webster

Benjamin Webster received the Northern Writers' Award for fiction in 2016. Born in Lancashire and now living in Yorkshire, JUDAS! is his first published work.
Richard Webster

Richard Webster studied English Literature at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of WHY FREUD WAS WRONG. His website www.richardwebster.net contains many essays and reviews on Darwin, western science, the hidden authoritarianism of liberalism and on the role played by collective fantasies in history. He lives in Oxford.
Robert A Weinberg

Robert Allan Weinberg is Professor for Cancer Research at MIT, director of the Ludwig Center of the MIT and American Cancer Society Research Professor.
Ellis Weiner

Co-author of the bestselling YIDDISH WITH DICK AND JANE and YIDDISH WITH GEORGE AND LAURA, Ellis Weiner has been an editor of NATIONAL LAMPOON, a columnist for SPY, and a contributor to many magazines, including THE NEW YORKER and THE NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE.
Sarah Weinman

Sarah Weinman is the editor of WOMEN CRIME WRITERS: EIGHT SUSPENSE NOVELS FROM THE 1940S AND 50S and TROUBLED DAUGHTERS, TWISTED WIVES: STORIES FROM THE TRAILBLAZERS OF DOMESTIC SUSPENSE. She is News Editor for PUBLISHERS MARKETPLACE, where she works on PUBLISHERS LUNCH. Her essays, features, and reviews have appeared in many print and online publications, including the GUARDIAN, NEW YORK TIMES, WALL STREET JOURNAL, NEW YORKER and WASHINGTON POST. Her features have twice been finalists for Canadian National Magazine Awards.
Adrian Weir

Adrian Weir is a successful military history author.