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

Robert Wainwright has been a journalist for more than 25 years, rising from the grassroots of country journalism in Western Australia to a senior writer with The Sydney Morning Herald. His career has ranged from politics to crime, always focusing on the people behind the major news of the day. He is now based in the UK.
Alexander Walker

Alexander Walker is the author of over twenty books about the cinema and its stars, including bestselling biographies of Elizabeth Taylor, Vivien Leigh, Joan Crawford, Bette Davis, Peter Sellers and Audrey Hepburn. He has also written standard works on the coming of the Talkies, a monograph on Stanley Kubrick, and the fullest account to date of the British film industr from 1960 to 1985. He has been the London "Evening Standard's" influential film critic since 1960 and has been named "Critic of the Year" three times in the British Press Awards. A prolific broadcaster on television and radio, he wrote and narrated four series of "Film Star" for the BBC. Alexander Walker was born in Ireland, and educated there, on the Continent and in the United States.
Mick Wall

Mick Wall is the UK's best-known rock writer, author and TV and radio programme maker, and is the author of numerous critically-acclaimed books, including definitive, bestselling titles on Led Zeppelin (When Giants Walked the Earth), Metallica (Enter Night), AC/DC (Hell Ain't a Bad Place To Be), Black Sabbath (Symptom of the Universe), Lou Reed, The Doors (Love Becomes a Funeral Pyre) and Foo Fighters. He lives in England.http://www.mickwall.com/home.htmhttp://www.mickwall.com/blog/blog.phphttps://twitter.com/WallMick
Gregg Wallace

Gregg Wallace is a fruit and vegetable expert, writer, media presenter and greengrocer. He lives in London during the week and at weekends in Whitstable, Kent.For more on Gregg, visit the websites http://greggwallace.com and www.wallaceandco.com. Follow him on Twitter at https://twitter.com/GreggAWallace.
Ian Walthew

Ian Walthew left school aged eighteen and spent six months walking across Spain, living as a tramp and following in the footsteps of the Cotswold writer Laurie Lee who wrote about his pre-civil war journey in As I Walked Out One Midsummer Morning. Ian eventually fell into the newspaper industry and ended his media career as worldwide Marketing Director on the executive board of the Paris-based newspaper The International Herald Tribune. After nearly a decade living and working abroad in Amsterdam, Brussels and Paris and travelling the world he was thirty-four when he unexpectedly resigned and moved with his Australian wife Hannah to the Cotswolds.
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.
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
Evelyn Waugh

Michael Davie wrote for the OBSERVER, for whom he worked as an editor and feature writer. His previous books include a biography of Lyndon Johnson.
Jane Wellesley

Jane Wellesley spent four years in the art world before starting her career in TV in 1975. She worked for the BBC and Granada before becoming an independent producer. This is her first book. She lives in London.
Mike Wenble

Mike Wenble has played bridge from an early age and became the English Schools champion. He has played for Yorkshire and Berkshire and is an EBU qualified bridge teacher.
Michael White

Michael White was science editor of GQ and columnist for the Sunday Express. He is the author of several bestselling science biographies and splits his time between London and Perth, Australia. His websiste is michaelwhite.com.au
T. H. White

T. H. White (1906-1964) was born in Bombay, India, and educated at Queen's College, Cambridge. He was the author of twenty-six published books, but he is perhaps best known for his sequence of novels reimagining the Arthurian legend, referred to collectively as THE ONCE AND FUTURE KING, the fantasy MISTRESS MASHAM'S RESPONSE and THE GOSHAWK. He died at sea on his way home from a lecture tour and is buried in Piraeus, Greece.
June Whitfield

After from graduating from RADA, June Whitfield has been a 'with', and then most decidedly an 'and' to all the comic greats since the late 1940's: Arthur Askey, Tony Hancock, Wilfrid Pickles, Jimmy Edwards, Bob Monkhouse, Ronnie Barker, Benny Hill, Dick Emery, Terry Scott, Frankie Howerd, Roy Hudd, Kenneth Williams, Julian Clary, Joanna Lumley and Jennifer Saunders. Her range has encompassed Shakespeare and the 'Carry On'' films, Oscar Wilde and 'Absolutely Fabulous', Noel Coward and 'Friends' but she is best known for an iconic run of television comedies starring alongside a galaxy of leading men and for the many parts on radio and television she has made her own: as Eth Glum, wife to Ron, in Take it from Here in the 1950's to Jennifer Saunders' Mother' in Absolutely Fabulous in the 1990's.
Bradley Wiggins

Bradley Wiggins is the Olympic gold-medal winning cyclist who has achieved all there is to achieve in his sport. After his outspoken comments on drug taking in the Tour de France in 2007, he is now focusing on the Beijing Olympics in 2008.
Charles Willeford

Charles Willeford was a professional horse trainer, boxer, radio announcer and painter. He was also a highly decorated tank commander (Silver Star, Bronze Star, Purple Heart, Luxembourg Croix de Guerre) with the Third Army in the Second World War. Willeford, the author of twenty novels, created the Miami detective series featuring Hoke Moseley, which includes Miami Blues, Sideswipe, The Way We Die Now, and New Hope for the Dead.
Charles Williams

Charles Williams, Lord Williams of Elvel, former industrialist and banker and now a Labour peer, was appointed to a life peerage in 1985. He served on the Opposition front bench from 1986 onwards and was elected Opposition Deputy Leader in 1989. He is one of Britain's most distinguished biographers.
Gwen Wilson

Gwen Wilson began writing her memoir in her fifties, but she has always been a storyteller. Essentially self-educated, she has had to fight hard for what she has achieved in life. After a tough upbringing in the western suburbs of Sydney, Gwen fell into series of traumatic circumstances - all before the age of nineteen. She now lives with her husband Bill in Wollongong, New South Wales.www.gwenwilson.com.au
Terry Wogan

Terry Wogan was born in Limerick and educated at Crescent College. After leaving college Terry went into banking, and five years later joined Radio Telefis Eirann as a newsreader/announcer. Moving to light entertainment as a disc jockey and host of TV quiz and variety shows, in 1969 Terry stood in for BBC Radio's Jimmy Young and later that year was given his own daily shows on BBC Radio 1 and 2. In 1972 he took over the prestigious morning show slot and it's been downhill since then. Terry's extensive television credits include his live chat show series WOGAN, SONGS FOR EUROPE, THE EUROVISION SONG CONTEST, COME DANCING and BLANKETY BLANK, to name but a few. In 1993 Terry rejoined BBC Radio 2 to present WAKE UP TO WOGAN the most listened to breakfast show in the UK. In a moment of weakness Her Majesty the Queen honoured him with a knighthood in 2005. He was married to the sainted Lady Helen, the present Mrs Wogan, and has two sons and a daughter. Visit his website at http://www.terrywogan.com/ and follow him on Twitter https://twitter.com/terry_wogan
Ronnie Wood

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
Stephen Wood

Stephen Wood is a renowned military historian. His other volume in this series is Blenheim.