Born in 1840, Thomas Hardy is one of the nation's best-known novelists. The author of such classics as FAR FROM THE MADDING CROWD, TESS OF THE D'URBERVILLES and JUDE THE OBSCURE, Hardy is renowned for his novels set in the Wessex landscape.
Lilian Harry grew up in Gosport, on the shores of Portsmouth Harbour, and now lives on the edge of Dartmoor with two miniature schnauzers who allow her just enough room on the sofa. She is a keen bellringer and walker, and enjoys taking part in village life. Her daughter and two grandchildren live nearby.Follow Lilian on Twitter @LilianHarry or visit www.orionbooks.co.uk to find out more.
Pamela J. Hastings
Previous titles include Creative Sewing Projects, Sewing Shortcuts, Serger Shortcuts, Home Decorating Basics
J. Christopher Herold
The late J. Christopher Herold was born in Czechoslovakia and educated in Geneva before taking American citizenship. He was a cosmopolitan qualified to write about an era which affected a world and left a lasting imprint on history.
Mary Jo Hiney
Previous titles include: Fabulous Fabrics, Beautiful Foundation-Pieced Quilt, Creating With Lace, Romantic Silk Ribbon Keepsakes, Making Romantic Fabric Covered Boxes
Jocelyn Kerr Holding
Previous titles by the author include: Trompe L'Oeil Stencilling, Stencil Style
Little is known about the poet Homer but he is thought to have composed the Iliad in the second half of the eight century BC and according to tradition lived on the island of Chios in the east Aegean.
Mark Huckvale is a Senior Lecturer at University College London. Trained as a scientist and engineer, he uses computers to research into the working of human speech. He has designed a number of new sudoku-like puzzles and authored many puzzle books. He also supplies puzzles to magazines and newspapers including the INDEPENDENT.
C.C. Humphreys was born in Toronto and grew up in Los Angeles and London. A third generation actor and writer on both sides of his family, he is married and lives on Salt Spring Island, Canada. www.cchumphreys.com