Andrew Sachs has performed widely in stage, film and television including the famous Manuel in FAWLTY TOWERS, Einstein in HORIZON SPECIAL: EINSTEIN, Peter Pryce in JACK OF HEARTS, and Joseph in SILENT WITNESS. He also does commentating, radio work, voice-overs and has read numerous audiobooks including The Magical Children's series for Orion.
Nikos Sarantakos is a bridge expert owning one of the world's largest bridge libraries. He lives in Luxembourg and Greece.
Hugh Sebag-Montefiore was a barrister before becoming a journalist and subsequently an author. He has written for the SUNDAY TIMES, SUNDAY TELEGRAPH, OBSERVER, INDEPENDENT ON SUNDAY and MAIL ON SUNDAY. He is the author of KINGS ON THE CATWALK, ings on the Catwalk: The THE LOUIS VUITTON MOËT-HENNESSY AFFAIR and three bestselling works of history: ENIGMA: THE BATTLE FOR THE CODE, DUNKIRK: FIGHT TO THE LAST MAN and SOMME: INTO THE BREACH. His family used to own Bletchley Park until it was sold to the government in the late 1930s.
Victor Sebestyen is the acclaimed author of TWELVE DAYS (W&N, 2006), REVOLUTION 1989 (W&N, 2009) and 1946 (Macmillan, 2014). He was born in Budapest. He was a child when his family left Hungary as refugees. As a journalist, he has worked for numerous British newspapers, including the EVENING STANDARD, DAILY MAIL and THE TIMES. He reported widely from Eastern Europe when Communism collapsed and the Berlin Wall came down in 1989. He covered the wars in former Yugoslavia and the breakup of the Soviet Union. At the EVENING STANDARD he was foreign editor, media editor and chief leader writer. He is an associate editor of NEWSWEEK.
Robin Shepherd ran the Europe programme at Chatham House, the Royal Institute of International Affairs in London. He is quoted in and writes commentaries for newspapers around the world and has appeared frequently on the BBC, CNN and other broadcast outlets. He speaks Russian, Slovak, French and Czech.
David A Shugarts
Born in USA, David A. Shugarts is a researcher and writer.
Chris Simms is married with four children and works as a freelance copywriter. His acclaimed novel, 'Killing the Beasts' was selected as a Best Crime book for 2005 by SHOTS magazine. His second novel, 'Pecking Order', was selected as a Best British crime novel by DEADLY PLEASURES magazine. Chris Simms lives in Marple, near Manchester.
Previous titles include: Tricky Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Ingenious Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Perplexing Lateral Thinking Puzzles, Intriguing Lateral Thinking Puzzles
David James Smith
David James Smith was born in Hemel Hempstead in 1956 and has been a journalist all his working life. He writes for the Sunday Times Magazine.
Albert Speer was unique in the Third Reich. An intellectual architect, he was befriended by Hitler in 1933 and for the next twelve years they maintained one of the most powerful and extraordinary relationships in the Nazi hierarchy. In 1942 Speer was appointed Armaments Minister and became second only to Hitler himself as a power on the home front. But in 1945, Speer defied Hitler's scorched earth policy and began to plan his assassination. At Nuremberg he was sentenced to 20 years in prison. The English translation of his memoir was first published in 1970 as IN THE THIRD REICH. It is regarded as 'not only the most significant personal German account to come out of the war but the most revealing document on the Hitler phenomenon yet written' (NEW YORK TIMES).
William P Spence
William Spence was Professor of Construction Engineering at the School of Technology and Applied Science. As well as writing articles for magazines, he has written numerous successful books including Residential Framing and Woodworking Basics. Spence has designed homes and built two of his own.
Clive Stafford Smith
Clive Stafford Smith is a human rights lawyer based in London, whose clients include detainees in Quantanamo Bay and prisoners on Death Row
Michael Stuermer is professor of history at the University of Erlangen-Nurnberg. He has been a visiting professor at Harvard, the Institute of Advanced Study at Princeton, the Sorbonne, the University of Toronto and the Institute for Advanced International Studies at Johns Hopkins University. He has written and edited books on various subjects, including Europe and the Middle East.
John Sutherland is a father of three, who lives with his wife and children in south London. For the best part of twenty-five years, he served as a Metropolitan Police Officer. He won the Baton of Honour as the outstanding recruit in his training-school intake. Over the course of his career, in which he was awarded several commendations, he worked in seven different London boroughs, in a variety of different ranks and roles, and he was also posted to Scotland Yard on three separate occasions. His final operational job was as the Borough Commander for Southwark. John can be found on Twitter and Wordpress as 'policecommander'. Blue is his first book.
Dr John Sweetman is Hon. Research Fellow at Keele University and former Head of Defence & International Affairs at Sandhurst. He has written many other books, including The Dambusters Raid, also published by Cassell.