Philip Eade was born in Shropshire and read History at Bristol University. He was briefly a criminal barrister and later worked as a writer and editor on the obituaries desk of the Daily Telegraph. He lives in London and the Welsh marches.
Liz Earle is best known for her passion for botanical beauty, natural health and wellbeing, as well as for environmental and sustainable sourcing. The bestselling author of over 30 books on looking good, eating well and healthy living, Liz is also one of Britain's leading businesswomen. Co-founding the multi award-winning Liz Earle Beauty Co. in 1995, which became Britain's largest independent beauty brand (now owned by Walgreens Boots Alliance, Liz remains connected), she received an MBE in recognition of her services to the beauty industry in 1997. Her latest business ventures include Liz Earle Fair & Fine Jewellery (certified Fairtrade) and Liz Earle Publishing. She publishes a quarterly magazine, Liz Earle Wellbeing, and has a series of new books being published. A committed philanthropist, Liz founded the 'second chance' charity LiveTwice in 2010 to offer opportunity, welfare and skills training to disadvantaged communities. She is an Ambassador for The Soil Association, The Sustainable Food Trust, the National Eczema Society, the National Osteoporosis Society, The Prince's Trust and Restart Africa, as well as a Patron of ACE Africa. She also co-founded the Guild of Health Writers and FLAG, the Food Labeling Agenda. An organic farmer, Liz campaigns on sustainable, environmental farming issues, including pasture-fed milk, ingredient traceability and provenance. www.LizEarleWellbeing.com
Phil Earle was born in the great city of Hull in 1974, and spent the next eighteen years playing a lot of sport, messing around in plays and trying to sing in bands. He has had jobs as a care worker in a residential kids' home and a bookseller, and now works as sales and marketing director for David Fickling books. He lives on a hill in South London with his wife and three children and his favourite place to write is on the bus.Sara Ogilvie won the Booktrust Best New Illustrators Award in 2011. Her bestselling collaboration with Anna Kemp, DOGS DON'T DO BALLET, was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize 2010 and the Booktrust Early Years Award 2010. Her other collaborations with Anna include THE WORST PRINCESS and RHINOS DON'T EAT PANCAKES. Sara lives in Newcastle Upon Tyne.
Tim Earnshaw is the author of four books; three published by Gollancz in the UK: Helium, Godbox, and Murmur. Helium was reviewed as Book of the Month in Esquire Magazine, was optioned several times by Warner Bros and is now under option by Feelgood Fiction. After travelling around the US, Europe and the Far East, he settled with his third wife in Thailand, the setting for his fourth book Baddha (published by Cutting Edge Press 2012 - "one of the funniest, most honest travel books I've ever read" Amazon review). Currently he is writing The Sixty, a thriller set in Iraq and Dubai.
George East has enjoyed a spectacularly eclectic career path including stints as a pickled onion manufacturer, gravedigger, radio producer, publican and professional bed tester. Now dedicated to writing and to devising increasingly elaborate money-making schemes, George has settled in the Cotentin region of Normandy where he lives very happily with long-suffering wife Donella.
David Ebershoff is the author of The Rose City, Pasadena, The 19th Wife and The Danish Girl, which has been made into a film starring Academy Award-winner Eddie Redmayne and directed by the Academy Award-winning director of The King's Speech, Tom Hooper. His books have been translated into twenty languages and honoured by the American Academy of Arts and Letters, the Lambda Literary Foundation and the American Library Association. He has taught writing at Princeton, NYU and Columbia, and is currently Vice President and Executive Editor at Random House.
Christopher Eccleston is an English actor who has had a hugely successful career in film, TV and on stage. His regular appearance on the TV series, Cracker, in 1993 brought him recognition and he went on to star along side such actresses as Nicole Kidman and Cate Blanchett. He won the 2011 International Emmy Award for his performance in Jimmy McGovern's Accused. He played John Lennon in the 2010 TV movie in and has twice been nominated in the Best Actor category of the BAFTA TV Awards.
Jenny Eclair was the first female winner of the Edinburgh Festival's Perrier Comedy Award in 1995. She now presents a weekend talk show on LBC and regularly appears on Radio 4's Just a Minute quiz. She has appeared on BBC2's Grumpy Old Women, and starred in the sell-out stage-show Grumpy Old Women Live co-written with Judith Holder.
Melanie Eclare is one of Britain's leading garden photographers. She has photographed three previous books and has contributed illustrated features to all the major home interest magazines. She cooperated with her husband Tom Petherick on HELIGAN: A PORTRAIT OF THE LOST GARDENS.
Umberto Eco is Professor of Semiotics at the University of Bologna and one of the world's most famous -- and admired -- writers. His is the author of the novels In the Name of the Rose, Foucault's Pendulum, Baudolino and The Island of the Day Before.
Clarissa Eden was born Clarissa Churchill in 1920 and married Sir Anthony Eden in 1952, thus becoming a Prime Minister's wife in 1955.
Rosemary Edghill is an American SF and fantasy author.
Noel Ernest Edmonds is a television presenter, DJ and executive who made his name on BBC Radio 1. He is more recently known as the presenter of the television gameshow Deal or No Deal. Edmonds has also worked closely with Richard L. Lewis, who has written and produced various programmes that Edmonds has worked on.
Posy Edwards is Zac Efron's biggest fan. She lives and works in London.
After twenty years as a City and Wall Street analyst and trader, Robert Edwards wrote his first book on a private passion: Aston Martin cars. Since then he has written many books in the field of motor racing including Archers and the Listers, voted both book of the year and of the decade by the motoring press. He is a regular contributor to Motor Sport and the Daily Telegraph. A biographical piece in Motor Sport on Sir Stirling was the genesis of this book.
George Alec Effinger was born in Cleveland, Ohio, in 1947. He attended Yale University, where an organic chemistry course disabused him of the notion of becoming a doctor. He had the opportunity to meet many of his SF idols thanks to his first wife, who was Damon Knight and Kate Wilhelm's babysitter. With their encouragement, he began writing science fiction in 1970. He published at least 20 novels and 6 collections of short fiction including WHEN GRAVITY FAILS and THE EXILE KISS. As well, he also wrote and published two crime novels, FELICIA and SHADOW MONEY. With his Budayeen novels, Effinger helped to found the Cyberpunk genre. He was a Hugo and Nebula award winner and a favorite amongst fellow SF writers.
Greg Egan lives in Perth, Western Australia. He has won the John W. Campbell award for Best Novel and has been short listed for the Hugo three times.
Anton Ehrenzweig abandoned a career as a lawyer after fleeing Austria after the Anschluss. He studied law, psychology and art in Vienna and settled in England in 1938. He was a lecturer at Goldsmiths College, University of London. He wrote numerous books, but is best known for THE HIDDEN ORDER OF ART, which has been in continuous publication since 1967, and is considered a classic of its genre.
Gordon Eklund is an American SF author.
Paul Ekman is a professor of psychology at the University of California and a world-renowned expert on facial expression, deception and emotion. He has consulted on and appeared in many television programmes in the UK and US and is the author or editor of 14 books and over 100 scientific papers.