Alexander Parker has authored a number of books with Tim Richman, and written for publications in the UK, South Africa, Australia and New Zealand.
MICHAEL PATERSON is the author of several history books, including A Brief History of Life in Victorian Britain, also published by Constable & Robinson.
DANIEL PATTERSON founded San Francisco's Michelin two-star Coi and several other Bay Area restaurants; most recently, he co-founded the acclaimed 'revolutionary fast food' venture Loco'l. His awards include Food & Wine's Best New Chef and a James Beard Award for Best Chef of the West. He is the author of two previous books, and his essays have appeared in the New York Times, Food & Wine, Financial Times, San Francisco Magazine and Lucky Peach.Twitter/Instagram: @DCPatterson
Author Paul Peacock has written over 30 books on gardening, self sufficiency, curing meats, making cheese and sausages, keeping bees and poultry. He writes for the Daily Mirror as Mr Digwell, the cartoon gardener - the longest running gardening newspaper column in the world. He has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time and appeared on numerous television shows. He runs the www.citycottage.co.uk website dedicated to the simple idea that the best food you will ever eat is cooked at home.Pauls passion for fish was kickstarted by a plate of fritto misto de mare, which remains his favourite dish (recipe in the book) and queenies cooked in cream topped with cheddar( recipe also in this book)!He believes the best fish in the world come from UK waters, that's why everyone buys it, far and wide, and, as Paul points out in this book, it is a tragedy the British hardly eat any of it.This book is hopefully a tiny step on the way to changing that.
Dr David Pearson is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist with a career in the NHS, both as a clinician and manager of services. Together with Dr Fiona Kennedy he has co-edited Cognitive Behavioural Approaches to the Understanding and Treatment of Dissociation (Routledge 2013). David has also co-authored The Dream Mentoring Manuals, which form a training scheme in mental health by demystifying technical/clinical terms into everyday language. David has also published in a wide range of peer reviewed scientific journals as well as articles in mental health/psychology professional magazines. On a personal level David has found the production of The Dream Mentoring Manuals a great challenge as they provide the basis of available training schemes designed to work with children who are disadvantaged and often on the edges of survival.
Michael Peppiatt served as literary editor for Le Monde and arts correspondent for The New York Times and the Financial Times. He is considered the world expert on Bacon and has curated several groundbreaking Bacon exhibitions, notably 'Francis Bacon: The Sacred and the Profane' and 'Francis Bacon in the 1950s'. He lives in London and Paris.
MICHAEL PERKINS is the author of six collections of poetry. The Secret Record, literary criticism, was published by William Morrow in 1976. The Good Parts, selected book reviews, appeared in 1994. Among his other works of fiction and non-fiction are the novels Evil Companions, Dark Matter and Burn. His poems and essays have apeared in The Village Voice, Younger Critics of North America, The Nation, Mother Jones, Paper, Notre Dame Review, Exquisite Corpse, Big Bridge, Talisman, Rain Taxi and American Book Review. He was the Leydig Trust's Writer of the Year in Great Britain in 2002, the recipient of the 2007 Obelisk Award for Lifetime Achievement and the 1957 Dunbar Poetry Prize. Carpe Diem, New and Selected Poems, appeared in 2011.
Lynn Picknett is author of Mary Magdalene: Christianity's Hidden Goddess and (with Clive Prince) Turin Shroud: How Leonardo da Vinci Fooled History and its sequel, The Templar Revelation.She is also a lecturer and consultant on UFOs and the paranormal (Meridien/Anglia TV, Talk Radio, LBC, the Museum of Photography and the British UFO Research Association). She lives in London.
Cameron Pierce is the Wonderland Book Award-winning author of fifteen books, including the critically acclaimed collections The Incoming Tide and Our Love Will Go the Way of the Salmon. In 2015, he was the Mellon writer-in-residence at Rhodes University in Grahamstown, South Africa. His work has appeared in Gray's Sporting Journal, Flyfishing & Tying Journal, The Barcelona Review, Vol. I Brooklyn, The Big Click and many other publications. He lives with his wife and daughter in Astoria, Oregon.
As well as being a full time GP, Dr Simon Poole is a renowned international commentator on the Mediterranean Diet and a member of the Council of Directors of the True Health Initiative in the USA. He has written regularly on matters related to primary care in medicine and nutrition for a diverse range of national media including The Guardian, Nutrition and Food Science and the Journal of the Royal College of Surgeons as well as consumer magazines such as Cook Vegetarian and Body Language. He also has extensive experience broadcasting and writing for local, national and international radio, television and web based organisations and regularly speaks at and chairs conferences attended by physicians, the media, politicians and the food industry on subject matters relating to health, politics and nutrition.
Michael Powell is the author of numerous naughty, disgusting yet strangely educational children's books. He lives in Somerset.Trevor Dunton is still the same as was across the page, but will soon also be famed as the illustrator for the bestselling Joke Shop.
Diana Preston is an Oxford-trained historian, broadcaster and author of several books. She lives in London.
David Pritchard was involved in the world of chess for over sixty years.He took part in ten British Championship finals between 1959 and 1978. The author of numerous chess and games books, David was also President of the Chess Variants Society.Richard James played tournament chess at county level, has been teaching chess to school children for over thirty years and runs the interactive website ChessKIDS Academy. He received the British (now English) Chess Federation President's Award in 1996.
Bill Pronzini, recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Private EyeWriters of America, is author of over 50 novels, including the Nameless Detectiveseries. Martin H. Greenberg, dubbed the king of anthologists, has more than 1000anthologies to his credit, including the Murder Most . . . series.
JONNO PROUDFOOT is the CEO of Real Meal Revolution and bestselling author of The Real Meal Revolution, Super Food for Superchildren and The Real Meal Revolution 2.0, total sales of which exceed 400,000 copies. Jonno spent his early career as professional chef, cooking in top-rated restaurants. He then moved to marketing fine wine and managing big catering, while completing a degree in Accounting Sciences. A sport lover, Jonno loves competing in extreme triathlons, runs and swims. In 2014, he and his friend Thane Williams set a world record by swimming 459km from Mozambique to Madagascar, and in the process raised over a million rands for surgery for children born with cleft lips. One of the core concepts enshrined in Jonno's DNA is 'Always Improving' - the idea of continually setting new goals and achieving them. Jonno lives by this and has never been shy of a challenge. As founder and CEO of Real Meal Revolution, an online healthy eating support company, it is Jonno's goal to change the lives of more 100 million people by 28th February 2025.
Liisa Puolakka is a director of research and strategy at ChauhanStudio, a boutique industrial design practise. She is former head of Nokia's global brand identity. When Michiel Maandag, a colleague during her time at Nokia, got in touch to suggest writing a book together, she jumped at the opportunity. She is allergic to marketing jargon and complex models, always driven to find a different, unique angle to things - like this no-nonsense brand book for businesses. A fashion designer by degree, she illustrates for fun. Liisa is Finnish and lives in London with her husband and two daughters.