Vina Jackson is the pseudonym for two established writers working together for the first time. One a successful author, the other a published writer who is also a city professional working in the Square Mile.Get to know more about Vina Jackson on Facebook or follow her on Twitter @VinaJackson1.
Philip Jackson has had a long and celebrated career. His film and TV roles include Brassed Off in 1996 starring along side Pete Postlethwaite, also Little Voice, The Queen, Place of Execution and of course he is best known for his role as Chief Inspector Japp in Agatha Christie's Poirot. He has recorded many plays for Radio 4, including playing King Edward I in The Plantagenets, and has recorded numerous audiobooks including Gulliver's Travels.
Dr Stephen Jackson has worked in the wildlife industry for the last 17 years, which has included being a zoo keeper at Taronga Zoo in Sydney and the Curator of Life Sciences at Healesville Sanctuary in Victoria. He is presently involved with the regulation of zoos, mobile animal displays and circus industries in New South Wales. This is his third book and his first for the general public.
Robert Jackson was born in 1941, and has been a full time military writer now for thirty years. He has travelled extensively, speaks five languages, and has flown all sorts of aircraft, from jets to gliders. He lectures on pilot navigation and advises on aviation matters generally.
Sir Derek Jacobi is one of the UK's most distinguished contemporary actors. He made his name with commanding performances on stage and screen, most memorably in the BBC TV series I, Claudius. He was nominated for a 'Best Actor' Tony Award for his portrayal of Alan Turing in the play Breaking the Code, and then for a BAFTA when that was adapted for television. Other notable TV work includes the series Cadfael. His film work ranges from The Day of the Jackal to Gladiator and Gosford Park. He has read numerous audiobooks including, for Orion, The Book of Dead Days by Marcus Sedgwick. He was knighted in 1994.
John Hornor Jacobs
John Hornor Jacobs is the author of SOUTHERN GODS, short-listed for the Bram Stoker Award for First Novel, THIS DARK EARTH, from Simon & Schuster, and THE TWELVE-FINGERED BOY series of young adult novels from Carolrhoda Labs. He lives with his family in the South of America, where he is also a musician and graphic artist. Visit him at www.johnhornorjacobs.com.
ANNIE JACOBSEN is a contributing editor at the Los Angeles Times Magazine and an investigative reporter whose work has also appeared in The National Review and The Dallas Morning News. Her two-part series The Road to Area 51 was one of the most read in the Los Angeles Times Magazine. A graduate of Princeton University, Jacobsen lives in Los Angeles with her husband and two sons.Follow Annie Jacobsen on Twitter at https://twitter.com/AnnieJacobsen.
Australian-born Kate Jacoby has travelled all over the world. She wrote Exile¿s Return, the First Book of Elita, while backpacking through the Middle East.
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
Ramin Jahanbegloo was born in 1956 in Iran. He lectures in Political Philosophy and Comparative Politics at the University of Toronto.
Tom Jaine has worked as a baker, journalist, restaurant owner (the famous Carved Angel in Dartmouth), food critic (for five years he was editor of the Good Food Guide) and author. Tom Jaine currently lives in Devon, UK.PREVIOUSLY PUBLISHED TITLESCooking in the Country (1986) and Cosmic Cuisine (1988).
Francesca studied psychology at the University of Sussex, followed by a stint teaching English in Turkey and the Czech Republic. On returning to her native London she got a job as a reporter on a local paper and has worked in journalism ever since. She's currently a layout editor at the FINANCIAL TIMES. BITTER is her first novel.
Bill James (1929-) is the author of numerous thrillers and crime novels as well as a critical work on Anthony Powell. In 2006 he was shortlisted for the Crime Writers' Association's prestigious Duncan Lawrie Dagger award for the year's best crime novel for Wolves of Memory. His work is much loved and critically acclaimed; the Sunday Telegraph describes him as 'bruisingly good' and The Times as 'subtle and riveting to the last page'. He lives in his native South Wales.
Erica James is the number one international bestselling author of twenty-one novels, including the Sunday Times top ten bestsellers Summer at the Lake, The Dandelion Years and Song of the Skylark. She has sold over five million books worldwide and her work has been translated into thirteen languages. Erica won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award for her novel Gardens of Delight, set in beautiful Lake Como, Italy, which has become a second home to her. Her authentic characters are thanks to her fondness for striking up conversation with complete strangers.[Author photo, picture credit]Chat to Erica online:www.ericajames.co.uk[twitter logo] @TheEricaJames[facebook logo] @EricaJamesAuthor[Instagram logo] @the_ericajames
David John James (1923 -1993) John James studied philosophy at St David's University College, Lampeter, and also read and completed an MA in psychology at Selwyn College, Cambridge. He became a psychologist for the Ministry of Defence, lecturing on the selection and training of air crews for the RAF at Brampton. In addition to writing he also worked as a teacher and later for the Scientific Civil Service working on aviation problems. He is known for writing four historical novels set in Roman and early medieval Britain and Europe. He is buried in the graveyard at Strata Florida Abbey in Wales.
Mia James is the author of the hit YA series The Ravenwood Mysteries: By Midnight, Darkness Falls and Sleeping Angel, focused on the mysterious goings on in Highgate, London. You can learn more about the Ravenwood series at www.orionbooks.co.uk/ravenwood
M. R. James (1862-1936)Montague Rhodes James was an English author, medievalist scholar and provost of King's College, Cambridge (1905-18), and of Eton College (1918-36). James was born in Goodnestone Parsonage, near Dover in Kent, England. Though James's work as a medievalist is still highly regarded, he is best remembered for his ghost stories, which are regarded as among the best in the genre. James redefined the ghost story for the new century by abandoning many of the formal Gothic clichés of his predecessors and using more realistic contemporary settings. He was awarded the Order of Merit in 1930. He died in 1936 and was buried in Eton town cemetery.
Peter James is a UK No. 1 bestselling author, best known for writing crime and thriller novels, and the creator of the much-loved Detective Superintendent Roy Grace. With a total of 13 Sunday Times No. 1s under his belt, he has achieved global book sales of over 19 million copies to date, and has been translated into 37 languages.Synonymous with plot-twisting page-turners, Peter has garnered an army of loyal fans throughout his storytelling career - which also included stints writing for TV and producing films. He has won over 40 awards for his work, including the WHSmith Best Crime Author of All Time Award and Crime Writers' Association Diamond Dagger. Many of Peter's novels have been adapted for film, TV and stage.
V.V. James is the author (as Vic James) of the contemporary fantasy trilogy GILDED CAGE, TARNISHED CITY, and BRIGHT RUIN. GILDED CAGE is a 2018 World Book Night pick and a Radio 2 Book Club selection. V.V. worked as an investigative producer for Channel 4 News and now directs documentaries for BBC1 and BBC2.