Claire Rayner, OBE, writer, broadcaster and social campaigner was married for fifty years to actor and artist Desmond Rayner. They had three children and live in north London. She died in October 2010.
Trevor Rees-Jones was born in 1968. A former soldier, he joined the security staff of Mohamed Al Fayed, the controversial Egyptian multi-millionaire owner of Harrods, and worked as personal bodyguard to his son Dodi, up to the Paris car crash which killed him and Diana. He was later party to the subsequent French investigation and resigned from his job with Fayed in 1988. He now lives in Oswestry, Shropshire.Mark Bazeley is a rising stage and screen actor shortly to star in Hearts and Bones, the new BBC series about nine young people, tagged as Friends meets This Life. On stage, he's appeared with award-winning Stephen Dillane in The Real Thing. He previously read the audio of True.
Dominic Reeve is now in his eighties. He lives and works with his partner, the illustrator Beshlie, in the English countryside. This was his first book, originally published in 1958.
After the war, Dr Renouf lectured at military college for ten years before becoming a physics lecturer at Edinburgh University.
Cliff Richard burst onto the rock'n'roll world in 1958 with his hit Single Move It. He was then know as Britain's answer to Elvis Presley. He has starred in numerous hit films and is one of Britains few enduring pop icons.
Jasper Ridley was a former barrister turned author and became one of England's leading biographers, recent works including lives of Henry VIII and Elizabeth I. His Lord Palmerstone was winner of the James Tait Black prize. His last work, The Freemasons, was highly acclaimed.
Ian Roberts was born in Australia in 1970 and moved to England when he was three. For the past decade he has been the film writer for a national listings magazine. His first novel, Kingdom Lock, an Historical adventure set during the Great War was published by Allison & Busby in May 2014.
Celia Robertson was born in London in 1967. She has worked for many years as an actress, appearing on stage in Joe Penhall's Love and Understanding, Mark Ravenhill's Handbag and Airsick by Emma Frost.
Stephen Robinson joined the Daily Telegraph in 1986, shortly after WF Deedes retired as Editor. Robinson wrote Deedes' obituary for the Telegraph.
Katie Roiphe is an important voice in non-fiction. Her articles have appeared in The New York Times, The Washington Post, Esquire, Harper's and The New Yorker. She has also written widely for the UK press.
Kevin Roose is a student at Brown University, where he studies English Literature. A regular columnist for the Brown Daily Herald, his work has been published in Esquire, mental_floss, and other publications. Visit the author's website at www.kevinroose.com.
Jacqueline Rose has written and lectured widely on feminism, psychoanalysis and culture. She is the author of The Case of Peter Pan, or The Impossibility of Children's Fiction, Sexuality in the Field of Vision, Why War? - psychoanalysis, politics and the return to Melanie Klein and States of Fantasy, the 1994 Clarendon Lectures. The Haunting of Sylvia Plath received wide critical acclaim on its publication in 1991. She has a chair in English at Queen Mary University of London. She lives in London.
Hannah Rothschild is a freelance director, working for the BBC. Her credits include KEEPING UP WITH THE MEDICI and THE SCARLET PIMPERNEL. She is also Vice President of the Hay Literary Festival.
Bernice Rubens was born in Wales. Her novels include the Booker-Prize winning THE ELECTED MEMBER and A FIVE YEAR SENTENCE, which was shortlisted for the same award.