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Matthew Hall was educated at Hereford Cathedral School and graduated in Law from Worcester College, Oxford. He worked as a criminal barrister before getting his first screenwriting commission with the ITV hit series, Kavanagh QC starring John Thaw. He has since written over 60 hours of prime-time drama. In 2018 he won a BAFTA Cymru for his BBC series, Keeping Faith, which returns for a third and concluding season in 2020. He lives in Herefordshire with his wife Patricia Carswell. They have two sons.
James Hall studied at Cambridge University and the Courtauld Institute of Art.He writes, lectures and broadcasts widely on art history and contemporary art, and was awarded the first Bernard Denvir Prize for an outstanding young critic.His previous book was the critically acclaimed study, The World as Sculpture: The Changing Face of Sculpture from the Renaissance to the Present Day (also published by Pimlico).
Michael Hall is the editor of art-history periodical The Burlington Magazine. He has published several books on 19th-century art, architectural history and the history of collecting, including Waddesdon Manor: The Biography of a Rothschild House and The Harley Gallery: Treasures of the Portland Collection. He has recently completed a history of the Royal Mausoleum at Frogmore, to be published by the Royal Collection.
Eddie Hall was born in Stoke-on-Trent in 1988. His athletic career started as a National Championship swimmer and then he turned his attention to the gym at 15. On leaving school, he worked as a truck mechanic until he was 26, when he became a professional Strongman. Eddie has since dedicated his life to becoming the world's strongest man.
Araminta Hall has worked as a writer, journalist and teacher. Her first novel, Everything & Nothing, was published in 2011 and became a Richard & Judy read that year. Her second, Dot, was published in 2013. She teaches creative writing at New Writing South in Brighton, where she lives with her husband and three children. Her latest book, Our Kind of Cruelty, is a deeply unsettling thriller of a love story, in which a secret game between lovers has deadly consequences…
Paula Hall is an Accredited Sexual and Relationship Psychotherapist, experienced in working with couples, individuals and young people and has been a Relate counsellor for over 10 years. She currently works as a Young People's Counsellor. She provides regular professional comment on divorce and separation and young people's issues to the national press, women's magazines, teenage magazines, websites, national and local radio and television and runs her own website: www.familytherapyonline.org
Gregg and Gina Hill were swept away from their lives at a very young age to enter the Witness Protection Program with their father and mother. This is the first time they've spoken about their experiences. They currently live in different parts of the US under aliases.
David Hall was Fred Dibnah's TV producer for many years, as well as a close personal friend. He made all of the most recent television series and is also the producer of Fred Dibnah's World. He is the author of Fred: the definitive biography of Fred Dibnah, Fred Dibnah's Buildings of Britain and Manchester's Finest, an account of life in Manchester in the aftermath of the deaths of the Busby Babes.
Roger Lancelyn Green was born in 1918. He loved storytelling and was fascinated by traditional fairy tales, myths and legends from around the world. His retellings include Egyptian, Greek and Norse legends, plus a retelling of Robin Hood. He died in 1987.
Born and raised in Ireland, Tizzie Hall has worked with children and parents for many years, helping with customised sleep solutions for their babies. Tizzie started her Save Our Sleep (SOS) business in the UK in 1996 after tertiary psychology studies and a career in private childcare. She moved to Melbourne in 2002 where she has contiuned the success of her infant sleep solutions business. As part of Save Our Sleep, there is also a self-help website: www.saveoursleep.com, visited by thousands of parents every week.
Tarquin Hall is a writer and journalist who has lived and worked in much of South Asia, the Middle East, Africa and the US. He is the author of Mercenaries, Missionaries and Misfits: Adventures of an Under-age Journalist; To the Elephant Graveyard; and Salaam Brick Lane: A Year in the New East End. He is married to the journalist Anu Anand and lives in Delhi.
Louisa Hall was born in Philadelphia in 1982 and grew up in the nearby suburb of Haverford. She graduated from Harvard in 2004 and went on to play squash professionally for three years. She is now completing her Ph.D. in literature at the University of Texas at Austin, and lives in Los Angeles with her husband. Her poems have been published in journals such as The New Republic,The Southwest Review, and Ellipsis. The Carriage House is her first novel.
Stuart Hall was born in Kingston, Jamaica and educated at Oxford University. A pioneering cultural theorist, campaigner, and founding editor of the New Left Review, Hall was one of the most influential and adventurous thinkers of the last half century. He was Director of the University of Birmingham's Centre for Contemporary Cultural Studies from 1972, and from 1979 was Professor of Sociology at the Open University. His published work includes The Popular Arts (1964), the co-authored volume Policing the Crisis (1978), The Hard Road to Renewal: Thatcherism and the Crisis of the Left (1988), and, with Sarat Maharaj, Modernity and Difference (2001).
Allan Hall was a New York correspondent for ten years, first for the Sun and later for the Daily Mirror. He has spent the last decade covering German-speaking Europe for newspapers including The Times and the Mail on Sunday. He is the author of two previous books, Monster, an investigation into the life and crimes of Josef Fritzl and Girl in the Cellar: The Natascha Kampusch Story. He lives and works in Berlin.
Garth Risk Hallberg’s first novel, City on Fire, was an international bestseller and was named one of the best books of the year by the Daily Telegraph, the Guardian, the Washington Post, the Independent, and Vogue, among others. His illustrated novella, A Field Guide to the North American Family was nominated for a Believer Book Award and his short fiction and essays have been published in the Guardian, and the New York Times Book Review. He is a Granta Best Young American Novelist. He lives in Brooklyn with his wife and children and is at work on a new novel.
Author Kate Banks and illustrator Georg Hallensleben have collaborated on several books, including And If the Moon Could Talk, winner of the Boston Globe–Horn Book Award, The Cat Who Walked Across France, Close Your Eyes, and The Night Worker, winner of the Charlotte Zolotow Award. Banks lives in the South of France with her husband and two sons. Hallensleben lives in Paris with his wife and three children.
Karen Haller is the leading international authority in the field of Applied Colour Psychology - how colour affects and influences our behaviour. With over twenty years of experience, she teaches, consults for businesses, interiors, healthcare and wellbeing; and has worked with prestigious global brands such as Marks and Spencer, Dove and AkzoNobel Dulux. She has also been interviewed for Cosmopolitan, the Stylist and The Times, contributed to the Huffington Post, and appeared on London Live and Channel 4's Sunday Brunch.
G.R. Halliday was born in Edinburgh and grew up near Stirling in Scotland. He spent his childhood obsessing over the unexplained mysteries his father investigated, which has proved excellent inspiration for From the Shadows. The book was shortlisted for the McIlvanney Debut Prize 2019. G.R. Halliday now lives in the rural Highlands outside of Inverness, where he is able to pursue his favourite pastimes of mountain climbing and swimming in the sea, before returning home to his band of semi-feral cats. Dark Waters is his second novel.
Jung Chang was born in Yibin, Sichuan Province, China, in 1952. She was a Red Guard briefly at the age of fourteen and then worked as a peasant, a 'barefoot doctor', a steelworker and an electrician before becoming an English-language student and, later, an assistant lecturer at Sichuan University. She left China for Britain in 1978 and was subsequently awarded a scholarship by York University, where she obtained a PhD in Linguistics in 1982 - the first person from the People's Republic of China to receive a doctorate from a British university. Her award-winning book, Wild Swans, was published in 1991. Jon Halliday is a former Senior Visiting Research Fellow at King's College, University of London. He has written or edited eight previous books.
Joseph T. Hallinan, a former writer for The Wall Street Journal, is a winner of the Pulitzer Prize and a former Nieman Fellow at Harvard University. He lives in Chicago with his wife and children.
As a member of the supergroup The Spice Girls, Geri stormed the charts worldwide.. She has publicly promoted the cause of breast cancer and is a UN Goodwill Ambassador. Of her 5 solo singles released so far, four of them have gone to No.1 in the UK. It's Raining Men sold 2 million copies around Europe and went Platinum in Australia and triple platinum in Ireland.
Anthea Halliwell was born in Ceylon, where her father was a tea planter. She returned to Britain in the Thirties and worked in journalism, teaching, as an actress and photographer. She lives in North Wales.
Dr Edward Hallowell is a child and adult psychiatrist and the founder of The Hallowell Center for Cognitive and Emotional Health in Concord, Massachusetts. He is also on the faculty of the Harvard Medical School. He has written seven books on psychological topics, including the bestselling Driven to Distraction and Answers to Distraction on attention deficit disorder. He has appeared on television shows such as The Today Show, Oprah and Good Morning America and lectures widely to business and general audiences. He lives in Boston with his wife and their three children.
Vicky Halls is a pet behaviour counselor and has spent over twenty years specialising in cats. Vicky also works on welfare projects with cat charities, writes and tutors cat behaviour courses and lectures all over the world to veterinary audiences. She is a registered veterinary nurse and qualified person-centred counsellor. The author of a number of books for the general reader and co-author of veterinary textbooks and papers, her particular interests are the complexity of the modern cat/owner relationship and the welfare of unowned cats throughout the world. At home, she is a slave to the demands of Jean Patou, her Burmese.
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