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Helen Banes

Helen Banes is a fibre artist and jewellery designer. Born in Chicago in 1920, she has studied at the University of Maryland and Parsons School of Design. She is a founding member of Fiberworks Gallery in Alexandria, Virginia, and the founding president of the Bead Society of Greater Washington. A desire to incorporate beads and other perforated objects into her woven pieces led to her most important artistic innovation: the method of stringing beads on a double warp, using a shaped loom on a light-weight portable board. She has given numerous lectures and workshops throughout the US and Canada, and her necklaces have been exhibited in galleries, including the Smithsonian Institute.
Mickey Baskett

Previous titles include: Great Paper Quilling, Wonderful Wire Works, Glass Painting In An Afternoon, Decorating Your Garden, Fantastic Furniture
Hiram Bingham

Hiram Bingham was born in Hawaii in 1875 and educated at Yale. His early expeditions to South America and his discovery of Machu Picchu were just the start of a long and colourful career: he went on to command air force troops in France during the First World War and to become a Senator. He died in 1956. Hugh Thomson, the editor of this edition, is an explorer, travel writer and documentary filmmaker living in Bristol.Hugh Thomson, the editor of this edition, is a travel writer and documentary film maker living in Bristol. His first book, The White Rock, is published by W&N in July 2001.
David Bird

David Bird is recognised as the world's leading humorous bridge writer. He has written over 130 bridge books, and in the last ten years he has won six 'Book of the Year' awards from the American Bridge Teachers Association - and in 2016 won the International Bridge Press Association Book of the Year Award for The Abbot, the Parrot and the Bermuda Bowl. David contributes regularly to Bridge Magazine, English Bridge, Bridge World, the American Contract Bridge League bulletin and other magazines around the world, as well as Vu-Bridge on the internet. He is also a voice commentator for Bridge Base Online. He lives in Chandlers Ford, Hampshire, England.
George Bredehorn

George Bredehorn is a retired teacher who lives in Wantagh, New York and is a member of Mensa. His puzzles appear regularly in publications such as The New York Times and Games.
Sally Brock

Sally Brock is an internationally known player and writer. Sally is also the current bridge correspondent for the Sunday Times.
Marie Browning

Previous titles by the author: Memory Gifts, Beautiful Handmade Natural Soaps, Handcrafted Journals Albums & Scrapbooks, Hand Decorating Paper. Melt & Pour Soapmaking is a selection of Crafters Choice Book Club
Frank Buttler

Frank Buttler, former Head of Inorganic Chemistry at Teesside University and an industrial consultant, has written many scientific papers and books. Simon Buttler, his son, is a computer systems analyst, project manager and consultant and also an archaeologist.
Rebecca Carter

Art has always been a passion for Rebecca Carter and after receiving a scholarship for Southern Utah University, she graduated with a degree in fine art and a three year degree in interior design. After leaving university, Rebecca taught calligraphy and watercolour classes, until the opportunity to work as a corporate designer came along. She now works from home as a free-lance artist for many companies.
John Chaneski

John Chaneski has a long history of playing and creating games, going all the way back to his reign as world Peekaboo champion of 1963-64. A graduate of New York University¿s Tisch School of the Arts, he has parlayed a degree in drama into a perplexing career writing puzzles, articles and reviews for magazines and websites. John lives in Hoboken, NJ.
Anita Louise Crane

Previous titles by the author include: Two Hour Teddy Bears and Two Hour Dolls Clothes
Albert Dormer

Albert Dormer is not only an international bridge champion player but is also one of the world's leading bridge writers with a string of remarkable books to his credit. He lives near Inverness in Scotland.
Eithne Farry

Eithne Farry has had a patchwork-quilt career. A former backing-singer (and tambourinist) with indie band Talulah Gosh, she is now a freelance reviewer, writer, literary editor and radio personality, who makes most of her own clothes (or at the very least, customises those she buys ready-made in shops).
Lael Combe Ferguson

Lael Combe Furgeson has worked as an interior designer and colour specialist in California and Massachusetts. Terry Combe Johnson teaches both water colour and sculpture classes. This is the first project that the sisters have combined their talents to re-create one of the joys of their youth.
Pietro Forquet

Pietro Forquet has the reputation of being one of the most celebrated bridge players of all time.
Lori Gardner

Lori Gardener has also written Sweet and Simple Country Cross Stitch (1997)
Michael Glauert

Hugh Kelsey will always be remembered as one of the giants in bridge. He had a formidable reputation as an international player and as a writer and analyst of the highest order. Michael Glauert is Emeritus Professor of Mathematics at the University of East Anglia.
Miriam Gourley

An acclaimed author and designer who has written for such magazines as Good Housekeeping, Women¿s Day and more
Jill Grover

Jill Grover works as an interior designer. She lives with her family in Northern Utah, USA.
Erling Haagensen

The authors' collaboration began when Erling Haagensen, born on Bornholm, was beginning to find the strange truth of his island home and contacted Henry Lincoln who had already produced three books and three documentary films which had provided the first glimpse of the facts which were underlying the story.