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Arthur Osborne (1906–1970) was an English writer on spirituality and mysticism, and the disciple and biographer of Sri Ramana Maharshi. He was the founding editor of Mountain Path, a journal published by Ramanasramam, the ashram founded by the devotees of Ramana Maharshi.
Roger Osborne's work has provided a range of innovative insights into our views of the past, and how they inform the present. His previous books include The Floating Egg: Episodes in the Making of Geology, The Deprat Affair: Ambition, Revenge and Deceit in French Indo-China, The Dreamer of the Calle San Salvador: Visions of Sedition and Sacrilege in Sixteenth-Century Spain, Civilization: A New History of the Western World and Of The People, By The People, A New History of Democracy. Roger Osborne is also a professional playwright. His plays include The Art Of Persuasion, first performed in 2011 and Laughton, staged in 2013 He lives in Scarborough.
Paul Osborne is a fire investigation officer who has been with the Fire Brigade for over 20 years. In 2013, Paul was selected to be a Hydrocarbon Dog Handler, one of just 14 teams across the country. He was paired up with the bright-eyed Cocker Spaniel, Sherlock to help make London a safer city. Sherlock is a five-year old Cocker Spaniel with a nose for sniffing out ignitable liquids. He is very fond of tennis balls.
Mary Pope Osborne is the author of over forty books for young people, including novels, picture books, biographies, mysteries, and retellings of fairy tales and myths. She was the president of the Author's Guild, the leading organization for professional writers in the United States, for two years and has won many different awards for her books. She lives in New York City with her husband, Will, and their Norfolk terrier, Bailey - who sleeps on the top of Mary's desk every day while she writes.
Jon Osborne has been a newspaper reporter for a decade, most recently for the Naples Daily News in Florida, where he covered everything from bake sales to triple murders. He is a veteran of the United States Navy. He is currently at work on his second thriller.
Frances Osborne studied Law at Oxford and trained as a barrister and journalist. She is married to the current Chancellor of the Exchequer. She lives in West London with her family. LILLA'S FEAST was her first family memoir.
Born in England, Lawrence Osborne is the author of the critically acclaimed novels The Forgiven, The Ballad of a Small Player, Hunters in the Dark and Beautiful Animals. His non-fiction ranges from memoir through travelogue to essays, including Bangkok Days, Paris Dreambook and The Wet and the Dry. His short story 'Volcano' was selected for Best American Short Stories 2012, and he has written for the New York Times Magazine, Condé Nast Traveler, the New Yorker, Forbes, Harper’s and other publications. He lives in Bangkok.
Following the Emmy Award-winning The Osbournes, Kelly Osbourne has gone on to make a serious name for herself in the worlds of television, radio, musical theatre and fashion. She received rave reviews in 2007 for Chicago and later that year was nominated for a prestigious Sony Award after starting her radio slot on The Surgery. Kelly's TV presenting work includes co-hosting the Brit Awards, and her recording career includes a half-million selling No. 1 single.
Peter Osgood played for Chelsea and Southampton, and was also capped four times by England in the early 1970s. He died in 2006. Martin King is the author of A Boy's Story, The Estate and The South Downs Way, and Martin Knight is the author of the novel Common People. Together they have co-written Hoolifan, The Naughty Nineties and On the Cobbles.
Mirabel Osler writes regularly for the garden magazine Hortus and is also the author of A Gentle Plea for Chaos, The Garden Wall, The Garden Bench, In the Eye of the Garden, The Secret Gardens of France and A Breath From Elsewhere. Simon Dorrell is best known for his work as Art Editor and in-house illustrator for Hortus. His work also appears regularly in Country Life and he has provided illustrations for a number of books. Michelin-starred chef Shaun Hill has been cooking for twenty-five years, and is currently chef-patron at the Merchant House, Ludlow. In 1993 he won Egon Ronay Chef of the Year, and a Catey award at the catering industry's Oscars. He is also a research fellow in Ancient Greek at Exeter University.
As the former editor of the BBC's award-winning science and technology magazine, Focus, Jheni Osman was nominated for the BSME Editor of the Year 2010 and won the PTC New Editor of the Year 2008. She launched the Focus app and presented the podcast and FocusTV. With a background in Natural Sciences, and a masters from Imperial College London, Jheni has written for numerous publications including Focus, Lonely Planet and Countryfile magazines, and worked for a TV news agency in Istanbul and in TV production at the BBC's Natural History Unit. A former professional tennis player who toured the world and played at Wimbledon, Jheni loves to travel and says her best experiences in life have been climbing Mont Blanc and swimming with a whale shark.
Richard Osman rose to fame presenting Pointless with Alexander Armstrong. He's now a creative director for Endemol UK, and has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats and 10 O'Clock Live, as well as presenting his own quiz shows. He is also a regular on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You and writes a column for the Radio Times. Richard has always wanted to be an author, and The Thursday Murder Club is his debut, bringing together his love of mysteries and British people.
Richard Osman (Author) Richard Osman is a creative director for Endemol UK. He has worked as an executive producer on numerous shows including 8 Out of 10 Cats and 10 O'Clock Live. Richard rose to fame presenting Pointless with Alexander Armstrong. Richard's popularity and tremendous knowledge of trivia led to him presenting his own BBC quiz,Two Tribes along with Insert Name Here, Child Genius and Richard Osman's House of Games. He is also a regular on panel shows such as Have I Got News For You and writes a column for the Radio Times. Alan Connor (Author) Alan Connor is the author of Two Girls, One on Each Knee: The Puzzling, Playful World of the Crossword ("witty, charming, encyclopaedic and highly readable” - The Spectator) and The Joy of Quiz ("An absolute delight” - Mail on Sunday). He has made quizzes for various TV shows and newspapers and written comedy including BBC Film's The Rack Pack, A Young Doctor’s Notebook (Jon Hamm and Daniel Radcliffe) and Have I Got News For You.
Evan Osnos joined The New Yorker as a staff writer in 2008. He was the magazine’s correspondent in China, where he lived in a restored house in Beijing north of the Forbidden City, from 2005 until 2013 when he moved to Washington, D.C. He has received many prizes, including the Asia Society’s Osborn Elliott Prize for Excellence in Journalism on Asia and the Livingston Award for Young Journalists. Osnos previously worked as the Beijing Bureau Chief of the Chicago Tribune, where he contributed to a series that won a 2008 Pulitzer Prize for investigative reporting. Age of Ambition is the winner of the 2014 National Book Award for non-fiction.
Anne Ostby is a journalist and novelist who has lived all over the world, including four years in Fiji. She is the author of a number of novels published in her native Norway, and one other novel published in English, Town of Love. She now lives in East Timor with her husband.
Nicholas Ostler is the author of the critically acclaimed Empires of the Word: A Language History of the World. He studied Greek, Latin and Philosophy at the University of Oxford and holds a Ph.D. in Linguistics from MIT. With a working knowledge of twenty-six languages, Nicholas now runs an institute for the protection of endangered languages, an international organization that provides funding and support to document and revive dying languages. He lives in Bath.
Lizzie Ostrom is one of our most exciting commentators on all things perfume. A lifelong fragrance fan, she began hosting events for people to discover the world of scent in 2010, under her alter ego of Odette Toilette. From evenings on the aroma of outer space, to scent tours of art galleries and trips to the past through perfume, Lizzie brings intelligence and wit to this most ravishing of subjects. She has worked with many fashion brands, as well as cultural and scientific institutions including the Tate, Royal Academy, Royal Institution, Royal Observatory Greenwich and The British Museum. She is also the co-host of the popular podcast Life in Scents. Lizzie lives in London and her favourite perfume changes far too often. Find out more on her website: http://www.odettetoilette.com/
James Oswald is the author of the Inspector McLean series of crime novels. The first seven, Natural Causes, The Book of Souls, The Hangman's Song, Dead Men's Bones, Prayer for the Dead, The Damage Done and Written in Bones are available as Penguin paperbacks and ebooks. He has also written an epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro, which is published by Penguin, as well as comic scripts and short stories. In his spare time he runs a 350-acre livestock farm in north-east Fife, where he raises pedigree Highland Cattle and New Zealand Romney sheep.
J. D. Oswald is the author of the epic fantasy series, The Ballad of Sir Benfro. Dreamwalker, The Rose Cord, The Golden Cage and The Broken World are available as as Penguin paperbacks and ebooks. He is also the author of the Detective Inspector McLean series. James runs a 350-acre farm in north-east Fife.
Alice Oswald lives in Devon and is married with three children. Her collections include Dart, which won the 2002 T.S. Eliot Prize, Woods etc. (Geoffrey Faber Memorial Prize), A Sleepwalk on the Severn (Hawthornden Prize), Weeds and Wildflowers (Ted Hughes Award), Memorial (Warwick Prize for Writing), and Falling Awake, which won the 2016 Costa Poetry Award and the Griffin Prize for Poetry. She was elected as the Oxford University Professor of Poetry in 2019.
Clara Oswald served as a companion of the eleventh and twelfth incarnations of the Doctor
THE MUSEUM OF LONDON opened in 1976. It tells the ever-changing story of the greatest city in the world – and the people who live there. Its galleries chart a journey through London from earliest times to the present. Its ever-changing programme of exhibitions and events and its collections give you a sense of the vibrancy that makes London such an exciting and special place it is today. ALEX WERNER, Head of History Collections at the Museum of London, has curated a number of major displays including Dickens and London (2011–12), the Expanding City gallery (2010) and London Bodies (1998). His publications include Dickens’s Victorian London (2011), Jack the Ripper and The East End (2008), Journeys Through Victorian London (2001) and Dockland Life (2000).
Who's Who in 'The Castle' Sir John Woodstock (James Fleet) - the Lord of the Castle and basically in charge of keeping order in the ramshackle medieval village. Although he hates all that torturing and usually lets the peasants off with a bit of community service. He lives in his huge but slightly falling-down castle (but then it was built by the French so what can one expect) with his daughter Anne (Martha Howe-Douglas) and very teenage son Henry (Steven Kynman). Anne's best friend Charlotte (Ingrid Oliver) nearly always joins Anne on her constant quest to find fit men in the village. In fact, they think they've found a decent one in the shape of Merlin, the new handyman and wayward wizard (Lewis MacLeod). And Anne certainly isn't interested in Sir William De Warenne ("Knight errant, scourge of the Levant") (Neil Dudgeon) who lives across the way. Unfortunately he can't take a hint and is besotted with Lady Anne and Sir John thinks it a good match. Ah! what is a Lady to do! Cardinal Duncan (Jonathan Kydd) (a man of the cloth - in particular crushed silk which he loves), has to endure De Warenne's incessant plans to woo Lady Anne and has little time to peruse sweethearts of his own. Which oddly enough, he doesn't seem to mind... Cast details Sir John Woodstock: James Fleet ('Four Weddings & A Funeral', 'Vicar Of Dibley'), Sir William De Warenne: Neil Dudgeon ('Life Of Riley'), Lady Anne Woodstock: Martha Howe-Douglas ('Horrible Histories', 'Armstrong & Miller'), Master Henry Woodstock: Steven Kynman ('Spamalot', 'Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off'), Lady Charlotte: Ingrid Oliver ('The Consultants', 'Peep Show'), Cardinal Duncan: Jonathan Kydd ('Dial 'M' For Pizza', 'Bremner, Bird & Fortune'), Merlin: Lewis MacLeod ('Star Wars: The Phantom Menace').
Julie Otsuka was born and raised in California. She is the author of the novel When the Emperor Was Divine, and a recipient of the Asian American Literary Award, the American Library Association Alex Award, and a Guggenheim fellowship. Her second novel, The Buddha in the Attic, was nominated for the 2011 National Book Award. She lives in New York City.
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