Frederic Raphael was born in Chicago in 1931. He was educated at Charterhouse and St. John¿s College in Cambridge where he was a major scholar in Classics. He has written nineteen novels. His other works include translations, essays and radio plays. He is a regular contributor to The Sunday Times literary and travel pages. He is married with three children. He divides his time between France and England.
Cecilia Rice grew up in a large family in the 1960s. At university she studied law and drama, majoring in film. Cecilia has practised as a solicitor in the private and public sectors and now works in broadcasting regulation and media policy. She has been an active member of a writing group and a book club. Along with other family members, she is on the Unit Management Committee of the Twain ward representing her disabled sister. Cecilia lives in Sydney with her husband and two sons.
Keith Richards was born in Dartford in 1943 and founded the Rolling Stones with Mick Jagger in 1962. He lives in Connecticut.
David Rintoul has played leading parts with most of the major British theatre companies. Many television appearances include Darcy in the first BBC Pride and Prejudice. He frequently appears on radio and has recorded over a hundred audio books. At the time of recording he was playing Dr Jake Houseman in the original London cast of the smash-hit musical Dirty Dancing.
Derek Robinson¿s acclaimed First World War trilogy and Piece of Cake have established him as the world¿s best aviation writer and one of the top authors of war fiction.
Hugh Rowland is a trucker with over 30 years experience. He runs a successful excavation business in British Columbia. He has been married for 25 years to his childhood sweetheart Dianne and has three daughters and two grand children.
Christian Ryan was the founding editor of the national current affairs magazine The Monthly. He has edited WISDEN CRICKETER'S ALMANAC, AUSTRALIA, INSIDE EDGE magazine, WISDEN CRICKET MONTHLY and has worked as a journalist with the GUARDIAN newspaper.Christian Ryan was the founding editor of the national current affairs magazine The Monthly. He has edited Wisden Cricketers' Almanack Australia, Inside Edge magazine, Wisden Cricket Monthly and has worked as a journalist with The Guardian newspaper.