David Jackson is the non-playing captain of the Irish international bridge team and a noted statistician.Ron Klinger is probably the world's leading bridge author and teacher, with more than fifty books to his credit. He is also an Australian Grand Master and a World Bridge Federation International Master.WE HOPE YOU ENJOY THIS BOOK. IF YOU WRITE A REVIEW, WOULD YOU BE KIND ENOUGH TO SEND A COPY TO: PUBLICITY DEPARTMENT, ORION PUBLISHING GROUP, ORION HOUSE, 5 UPPER SAINT MARTIN'S LANE, LONDON WC2H 9EA. ALTERNATIVELY, COULD YOU EMAIL IT TO: firstname.lastname@example.org
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, ollow her on Twitter @VinaJackson1 or go to her website www.vinajackson.com.
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 Born 1956, Iran. Currently lectures in Political Philosophy and Comparative Politics at the University of Toronto.
ISAIAH BERLIN Born 1909, Lithuania. In 1916 he moved with his family to Petrograd. In 1921 his family moved to England. Educated at St Paul¿s School and Corpus Christi College, Oxford. Thereafter he remained at Oxford, where he held Fellowships at All Souls College and New College, and became Chichele Professor of Social and Political Theory (1957¿67) and first President of Wolfson College (1966¿75). He was President of the British Academy from 1974 to 1978. He died in Oxford in November 1997. During the Second World War he was sent by the FO to New York (1941); Washington (1942 ¿ 1946), Moscow (1945¿6. He received many honorary degrees as well as the Erasmus , Lippincott, Jerusalem and Agnelli Prizes.
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).
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.
With an insatiable appetite for other people's business, Erica James will readily strike up conversation with strangers in the hope of unearthing a useful gem for her writing. She finds it the best way to write authentic characters for her novels, although her two grown-up sons claim they will never recover from a childhood spent in a perpetual state of embarrassment at their mother's compulsion.The author of many bestselling novels, including GARDENS OF DELIGHT, which won the Romantic Novel of the Year Award, and her recent Sunday Times top ten bestsellers, SUMMER AT THE LAKE and THE DANDELION YEARS, Erica now divides her time between Suffolk and Lake Como in Italy, where she strikes up conversation with unsuspecting Italians.Visit her website www.ericajames.co.uk or follow her on Twitter @theericajames
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
Peter James was educated at Charterhouse and then at film school. He lived in North America for a number of years, working as a screen writer and film producer before returning to England. His novels, including several number one bestsellers, have been translated into thirty-six languages. He has produced several films, including the BAFTA-nominated Merchant Of Venice, starring Al Pacino, Jeremy Irons and Joseph Fiennes. Peter James lives in Sussex.
Abbot Christopher Jamison is the Abbot of the Benedictine Monastery, Worth Abbey, which featured in the BBC documentary series 'The Monastery' (3 million viewers).
Hugh Janus is an avid follower of US politics and owns a Persian cat named Fluffy.