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John Edwards is Modern Languages Faculty Research Fellow in Spanish at the University of Oxford. His books include The Spanish Inquisition, Ferdinand and Isabella and Mary I: England's Catholic Queen. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society and Correspondiente de la Real Academia de la Historia (Madrid).
Eve Edwards has a doctorate from Oxford University and thinks researching a large part of the fun for writing historical fiction. She has visited Tudor houses, attended jousts and eaten Elizabethan banquets to get the sights, sounds and tastes right for this book. And, yes, she can testify that it is possible to eat neatly without the modern invention of the fork. She lives in Oxford and is married with three children. www.eve-edwards.com
Kasey Edwards has a Masters degree and over ten years' experience as a management consultant, and has written for numerous publications.
Jon Edwards was born in Peru in 1992. In 2009 Jon and his mother, Luisa, were filmed for a documentary as Jon started his transition from female to male. Jon is now 20, lives full time as male and will take hormone treatment for the rest of his life. Luisa Edwards is a civil servant and promotes equality and diversity issues, working for greater awareness of what being young and transgender is like.
Naia Edwards worked as an editor in publishing for many years and is now a freelance writer. Her books include a series of non-fiction children's books for Dorling Kindersley. She lives in Surrey and has four boys aged from 13 years down to 7 months.
Kim Edwards is the author of the short-story collection The Secrets of the Fire King, which was an alternate for the 1998 PEN/Hemingway Award, and has won the Whiting Award and the Nelson Algren Award. She is an assistant professor of English at the University of Kentucky. Her latest novel is The Lake of Dreams (Viking 2011).
As well as being a painter and decorator, Gary Edwards is the resident cartoonist for the Open University newspaper and magazine. He is a former columnist for Leeds Leeds Leeds, the club's official magazine.
J B Edwards is a writer and former bookseller who has lived in London for the last 12 years. Originally from rural Cambridgeshire, he moved to London as soon as possible, eager to sample the culture, cuisine and world-class surly jostling that only the capital can offer.
Vivian Georgina Edwards, or Georgie as she became known, was born in 1927 and grew up in Acton. She trained to be a nurse at University College Hospital, before studying to become a doctor at St Bartholomew's. She also worked at and Whipp's Cross Hospital, spent time in general practice in Hackney, and later built a career in Public Health. Today, at 85 years old, Georgie lives in Lewes, East Sussex.
Dean Edwards was born and bred in Bristol, where he still lives with his wife and their daughter, Indie. His love of food was inspired by his father, who cooked beautifully but was a tradesman by profession. Although he became a digger driver himself, Dean always cooked for the love of it and in 2005 was persuaded by his friends and family to enter Masterchef. He went all the way to the final but was pipped at the post – prompting thousands of viewers to flood the BBC's switchboard with complaints that he should have won. Following a stint at the Michelin-starred Midsummer House in Cambridge, Dean worked on various television programmes, including Take on the Takeaway and This Morning. He is currently the resident chef on ITV's Lorraine and makes regular appearances on Saturday Cookbook.
Paul Edwards is a writer and researcher of hip hop. He is regarded as a leading expert on hip hop and rap, and has been referred to as 'the Aristotle of Hip-Hop poetics' by internationally acclaimed and award-winning poet Dana Gioia.
Gavin Edwards is the New York Times-bestselling author of eight books, most recently the memoir VJ (written with the original MTV VJs) and the biography Last Night at the Viper Room: River Phoenix and the Hollywood He Left Behind. His collection of misheard song lyrics, 'Scuse Me While I Kiss This Guy, along with its sequels and spinoffs, has sold half a million copies. He is a former resident of New York City and London, a current resident of Los Angeles, and the father of two children. He is a contributing editor at Rolling Stone, and has also written for The New York Times Magazine, GQ, and Wired
Aaron Edwards is a senior lecturer in defence and international affairs at the Royal Military Academy, Sandhurst, specialising in terrorism and counter-insurgency. He is the author and editor of several books, including Defending the Realm: The Politics of Britain’s Small Wars Since 1945, and has lectured all over the world on aspects of national and international security. He is a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society.
Rosy Edwards was born in Greenwich in a decade when A-Ha were still scoring Number Ones. Upon graduating from Durham University, Rosy found her way back to London, to a flat-share with friends and a job as a Junior Executive in a media PR firm. With a relationship coming to an end, Rosie threw herself into London life – she even went to the roller disco at Vauxhall – and got back into running, Pilates and vintage Kate Bush. In 2013 she joined Tinder.
Douglas Edwards was director of consumer marketing and brand management at Google from 1999 to 2005 and was responsible for setting the tone and direction of the company's communications with its users.
Justin Edwards is a comedian and actor who came to fame as one of the Perrier Award-winning sketch trio The Consultants. He created the character of Jeremy Lion, a drunken children's entertainer, and has appeared in numerous TV shows including The Thick of It, Respectable and the new version of Are You Being Served? On radio, he and Ben Willbond co-wrote and co-starred in the hit sitcom Double Science. Among Justin Edwards' other radio credits are The News Quiz and In and Out of the Kitchen.
Imogen Edwards-Jones is the co-author of the bestselling Hotel Babylon, Air Babylon and Fashion Babylon as well as author of The Stork Club and The Taming of Eagles. Her fiction includes My Canapé Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginners. Her new book, Beach Babylon, is now available from Bantam Press. Imogen lives in west London with her husband and their baby daughter. Anonymous is the manager of a luxurious central London hotel.
ÅKE EDWARDSON was born in 1953. He has worked as a journalist and as a press officer for the UN, and has written books on journalism and creative writing. He was also a lecturer at Gothenburg University. Now a best-selling author of detective fiction, he has on three occasions been awarded the Swedish Crime Writers' Award for best crime novel.
Writing under a variety of nom de plumes, Niall Edworthy has written over a dozen books covering a wide range of subjects from military history, biography and outdoor survival to general humour and sport. In 2002 Niall and his family swapped their London house with its tiny, paved north-facing terrace for a new home with a 'proper' garden at the foot of the South Downs. Niall's love affair with gardening thus began as an arranged marriage, but quickly blossomed into a passion. The more time Niall spent in the garden, however, the more he realised how little he knew about his new obsession. This book is the result of his quest for more knowledge of gardens and the wider natural environment.
Paul Chandler is a Cambridge-educated civil engineer and Rachel Chandler is a former government economist. Both have a passion for sailing and travelling, and honed their seamanship skills over some 30 years in the waters around the UK and the Mediterranean. The couple have enjoyed a part-time sailing lifestyle since retiring in 2005 and recently renewed their cruising adventures after restoring Lynn Rival in Dartmouth, Devon. Sarah Edworthy is an experienced journalist who spent 16 years at the Daily Telegraph and currently writes for a variety of national publications and websites.
Joan Liebmann-Smith, PhD, is a medical sociologist and an award-winning medical writer. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, Redbook, Self and Vogue. She has appeared on numerous television talk shows including the Oprah Winfrey Show and the Today Show.Jacqueline Nardi Egan is a medical journalist. She specializes in developing and writing educational programmes with and for physicians, allied health professionals, patients and consumers. This is her third book with co-author Liebmann-Smith.
Kerry Egan is a hospice chaplain and a graduate of Harvard Divinity School. She is the author of a memoir, Fumbling: A Journey of Love, Adventure and Renewal on the Camino de Santiago and has published essays in print and online publications, including Reader's Digest, and CNN.
Written by Donna Egan of the Buttercup Cake Shop in London (www.buttercupcakeshop.co.uk), the first and only stockist of ice cream sandwiches. The Buttercup Cake Shop, founded in 2006, now has five outlets in London and Kent, including Westfield Shepherd's Bush and Stratford. Today Donna lives in South London with her husband and two daughters, aged 14 and 9, who also love to bake.
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