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Dr David Halpern is currently Chief Executive of the Behavioural Insights Team (BIT) and the UK's National Adviser on What Works. Prior to this, David was Chief Analyst in the Prime Minister’s Strategy Unit (2001–2007), and has held academic positions at the Universities of Cambridge, Oxford and Harvard. The work of BIT has led to numerous changes in government policy – from different ways of spending and saving money, to changes in regulation and legislation – and above all, to remarkable results.
Jason Hazeley & Joel Morris are the award-winning authors of the bestselling Ladybird Books For Grown-Ups series. They write for Charlie Brooker's BAFTA award-winning Wipe shows, and co-wrote Cunk on Shakespeare, Cunk on Christmas and Cunk on Britain. They have also written for the award-winning Murder in Successville, the award-winning Miranda, the award-winning Mitchell & Webb, the award-winning Armstrong & Miller and a long list of shows and people both award-winning and so-far-award-avoiding. They created and wrote the critically lauded but as yet un-awarded Ångström for BBC Radio 4, and helped write both the award-winning Paddington movies. They are co-creators of spoof local newspaper The Framley Examiner (awards pending) and the bestselling but still-waiting-to-be-award-winning offbeat travel guides Bollocks to Alton Towers and Far from the Sodding Crowd. They present the podcast Rule of Three (Guardian Guide Best 50 Podcasts 2018 - is that an award?) and divide their time between their office, where they keep their awards, and an award-winning pub.
Marek Halter was born in Poland, the son of a printer and a Yiddish poet. Narrowly escaping the Warsaw Ghetto during the Second World War, he and his parents spent time in Russia and Uzbekistan before emigrating to France. Once in Paris, he studied pantomime alongside Marcel Marceau before embarking on a career as a painter. In the 1970s, he founded the International Committee for a Negotiated Peace Agreement in the Middle East and played a crucial role in the organization of the first official meetings between the Palestinians and Israelis; a role he continues to this day. Marek Halter speaks ten languages, and is fluent in French, English, German, Russian and Yiddish. He is the author of several internationally acclaimed novels, and is a regular contributor to Die Welt and La Republica. In France, Sarah, Zipporah and most recently Lilah have all been Top Ten Bestsellers.
Paul Ham is the author of the critically acclaimed Sandakan, Hiroshima Nagasaki, Vietnam: The Australian War, Kokoda and 1914: The Year the World Ended. A former correspondent for the Sunday Times (between 1998-2012), Paul was born in Sydney and educated in Australia and Britain, where he completed a Masters degree in Economic History at the London School of Economics and Political Science. He now writes history full-time, and lives in Sydney and Paris.
Georgina Louise Hambleton lives in New York and Morocco. She has a degree and two Masters and loves being alive.
Rachaele Hambleton, aka Part-Time Working Mummy, is one of the most popular personalities in the parenting blogosphere. She is a full time mum to three daughters, step-mum to two boys, is married to her 'bird-boy' Josh and has another baby on the way. Her successful blog documents the highs and lows of life as a family of seven (soon to be eight) ... with two dogs and two guinea pigs thrown in for good measure. As well as blogging and bringing up 5 tiny humans, Rachaele fights hard for awareness and funds for domestic abuse and other charities. facebook/PartTimeWorkingMummy Instagram: @PTWMUMMY Twitter: @PTWMUMMY
Nicky Hambleton-Jones is a dietitian, stylist and the director of tramp2vamp.com, a company which specialises in making people look and feel younger. She is the presenter of the Channel 4 series 10 Years Younger and this is her second book.
In the course of a long career at Sotheby's Christopher de Hamel has probably handled and catalogued more illuminated manuscripts and over a wider range than any person alive. Since 2000, he has been Fellow and Librarian of Corpus Christi College, Cambridge. The Parker Library, in his care, includes many of the earliest manuscripts in English language and history. He is a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries and the Royal Historical Society.
Marc Hamer was born in the North of England and moved to Wales over thirty years ago. After spending a period homeless, then working on the railway, he returned to education and studied fine art in Manchester and Stoke-on-Trent. He has worked in art galleries, marketing, graphic design, as a magazine editor and taught creative writing in a prison before becoming a gardener.
Fiona Bruce is one of the country's top female journalists and presenters. On BBC 1 she presents the Ten O'Clock News and Antiques Roadshow, and in the past has presented Crimewatch and the Real Story with Fiona Bruce. She is involved in the charities Victim Support and Refuge. Jacqui Hames is one of Britain's most famous real-life detectives, having co-presented Crimewatch for 16 years and served with the Metropolitan Police for over 25 years. Jacqui makes regular contributions to programmes such as GMTV on bullying, drug and date rape, illegal minicabs and other crime issues.
Mohsin Hamid writes regularly for The New York Times, the Guardian and the New York Review of Books, and is the author of The Reluctant Fundamentalist, Moth Smoke, How to Get Filthy Rich in Rising Asia and Discontent and its Civilisations. Born and mostly raised in Lahore, he has since lived between Lahore, London and New York. His next novel, Exit West, will be published by Hamish Hamilton in spring 2017.
Nigel Hamilton was born in 1944, and studied history at Cambridge University. His first major biography, The Brothers Mann, was critically acclaimed both in Britain and the USA, and widely translated. Monty, his first 3-volume official life of Field Marshal Montgomery, won the Whitbread Award for Biography and the Templar medal. JFK; Reckless Youth was a bestseller on both sides of the Atlantic in 1992, selling over a quarter of a million copies in hardback.
Richard Hamilton has written picture book texts for Bloomsbury and Orchard and writes young fiction for Bloomsbury in collaboration with the illustrator Sam Hearn; the most recently published of these being JACK BOLT AND THE HIGHWAYMEN'S HIDEOUT. He has lots of ideas for picture books and fiction. His day job is at the BBC abridging books for radio. Lindsey Gardiner was a finalist in the 2007 Richard and Judy Children's Book Awards for her illustrations in Poppy and Max and the Fashion Show. She completed her degree in Printed Textiles at Dundee University, and went on to do an MA at Winchester school of Art. She wrote her first book Here Come Poppy and Max (Orchard, 2000) whilst still at college. Lindsey is the author of a number of picture books for Random House, including Mile High Apple Pie and Dan and Diesel
Duncan Hamilton is the author of Provided You Don't Kiss Me: 20 Years with Brian Clough which won the William Hill Sports Book of the Year for 2007. In 2009, he was awarded the William Hill again, for Harold Larwood, as well as winning the prestigious Wisden Book of the Year for 2009 and Biography of the Year at the 2010 British Sports Book Awards. He lives in the Yorkshire Dales.
Gabrielle Hamilton is the chef/owner of Prune restaurant in New York's East Village. She received an MFA in fiction writing from the University of Michigan, and her work has appeared in the New Yorker, the New York Times, GQ, Bon Appétit, Saveur and Food & Wine. She has also authored the eight-week 'The Chef' column in the New York Times, and her work has been anthologized in six volumes of Best Food Writing. She has appeared on Martha Stewart and the Food Network, among other TV shows. She currently lives in Manhattan with her two sons.
Maurice Hamilton has been covering Formula 1 as a freelance journalist since 1977. He has attended more than 450 Grands Prix, including every race since 1984. The author of 19 books, Hamilton also commentates on the Grands Prix for BBC Radio 5 Live.
Ruth Hamilton became one of the north-west of England's most popular writers, her bestselling books include With Love From Ma Maguire, A Crooked Mile and Dorothy’s War. Ruth Hamilton was born in Bolton, which is the setting for many of her novels, and spent most of her life in Lancashire before moving to Liverpool. She died in 2016.
Laurell K. Hamilton is the New York Times bestselling author of nine Meredith Gentry novels as well as the acclaimed Anita Blake, Vampire Hunter series. She lives with her family in St. Louis, Missouri.
Jane Hamilton is the author of The Book of Ruth, winner of the PEN/Hemingway Award for First Fiction and A Map of the World, both selected for Oprah Winfrey's influential book club. Her most recent novels are The Short History of a Prince, shortlisted for the Orange Prize, Disobedience and When Madeline Was Young. She lives with her husband and children on an apple farm in Wisconsin.
Tyler Hamilton is a former professional bike racer, Olympic gold medalist, and NCAA champion. He raced professionally from 1995 to 2008 and now runs his own company, Tyler Hamilton Training, in Boulder, Colorado. Daniel Coyle is the Sunday Times bestselling author of Lance Armstrong: Tour de Force and The Talent Code. He lives with his wife and four children in Homer, Alaska, and Cleveland Heights, Ohio.
Andy Hamilton lives with his family in Bristol. He runs brewing workshops and tasting sessions locally, grows ingredients for beer in his vertical hilltop garden and forages for ingredients for various alcoholic drinks in and around the parks and waste grounds of Bristol. He is also a member of the British Guild of Beer Writers and CAMRA and makes regular appearances on TV and radio talking about foraging and home-brewing. He is the author of the award-winning and bestselling foraging/home-brewing book Booze for Free.
Isaac Kramnick is Professor of Government at Cornell and introduced the new edition of Democracy in America for Penguin Classics.
Laura Hamilton is an accomplished author of erotic fiction who also runs a health food shop. She is the author of Fighting Over You, Fire And Ice, Going Too Far and On The Edge, all available from Black Lace.
Sharon Hamilton lives in Scotland with her partner and two young children. This is her first book.
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