Jutta Wagner worked as a horticulturalist in Bavaria, studied landscape architecture at the University of Applied Science in Berlin and then worked for a Berlin design practice specializing in garden history and family housing projects.
Born in Blackburn in 1907, Alfred Wainwright left school at the age of 13. A holiday at the age of 23 kindled a life-long love affair with the Lake District. Following a move to Kendal in 1941 he began to devote every spare moment he had to researching and compiling the original seven Pictorial Guides. He described these as his 'love letters' to the Lakeland Fells and at the end of the first, The Eastern Fells, he wrote about what the mountains had come to mean to him:
"I suppose it might be said, to add impressiveness to the whole thing, that this book has been twenty years in the making, for it is so long, and more, since I first came from a smoky mill-town (forgive me, Blackburn!) and beheld, from Orrest Head, a scene of great beauty, a fascinating paradise, Lakeland's mountains and trees and water. .....
Günter Waldorf was bitten by the gardening bug at the age of six. Together with his wife, he maintained a substantial garden in Nettetal am Niederrhein in Germany, with around 450 varieties of snowdrops and organised successful February Snowdrop Days. He died in 2012.
Jonathan Walker was born near Liverpool, UK. He has a PhD from the University of Cambridge, and is currently a Senior Research Fellow at the University of Sydney. Jonathan's first book was Pistols! Treason! Murder!, the illustrated biography of a Venetian spy (MUP 2007), shortlisted for the NSW Premier's History Award.
Kevin Walker runs popular mountain navigation courses from Crickhowell in the Brecon Beacons and Betws-y-Coed in Snowdonia.
Siobhan Wall is a writer and artist. She initially studied at Cambridge University, followed by a degree in Fine Art at Central St Martin's College of Art and Design, and an MA (Distinction) in Visual Culture at Middlesex University, London. Siobhan has worked as a senior lecturer, teaching photography, cultural studies, video production and fine art for over ten years at universities in London and Oxford. .....
Andrew Wallace-Hadrill, OBE, was the Director of the British School at Rome and is now Master of Sidney Sussex College, Cambridge. He is Director for the Packard Humanities Institute of its Herculaneum Conservation Project. His books include Suetonius: The Scholar and his Caesars (1985), Augustan Rome (1993) and Houses and Society in Pompeii and Herculaneum (1994), and he will be featured in an upcoming Discovery Channel film on Pompeii debuting Sunday, March 13, 2011.
Edward Lewis Wallant (1926-1962) won critical acclaim for his novels The Human Season and The Pawnbroker, which was made into the first American film to portray the inside of the Nazi death camps. After Wallant's untimely death, an annual award was created in his name to honor an outstanding work of fiction that "has significance for the American Jew."
Hugh Walpole was one of the most widely admired novelists of the first half of the twentieth century, and the hugely successful Herries Chronicles made him a rich man. Popular amongst, and generous to, other writers, he was knighted in 1937 and died in 1941.
Robert Walser (1878-1956) left school at fourteen and led a wandering, precarious existence while producing poems, essays, stories, and novels. In 1933 he abandoned writing and entered a sanatorium-where he remained for the rest of his life. "I am not here to write," Walser said, "but to be mad." His Selected Stories and novel Jakob von Guten, are available as NYRB Classics.
Peter Clinch is Director of Graduate Studies at the Department of Environmental Studies, University College Dublin. He has Bachelor's and Masters' degrees in economics and a PhD in environmental economics. Prior to taking up his present post, he was a Research Fellow in the Department of Economics at UCD. He recently held a visiting position at the University of California, Berkeley. Peter Clinch has also worked as a consultant for the World Bank, the Overseas Development Administration, the OECD and the European Union. .....
Jennifer Walsh grew up in a country town and when she wasn’t jumping off haystacks she
was reading. She has worked as a teacher, in the theatre, and as a commissioned writer – a
job which took her all round the world. Jennifer now lives in Sydney and The Tunnels of
Tarcoola is her first novel for children.
Clare Walters has worked together with Jane Kemp in the parenting market for many years, most recently as features editor and deputy editor of the respected babycare magazine Practical Parenting. They are co-authors of 15 successful childrens books. Clare originally trained as a primary school teacher, and still has a strong interest in education and early learning.
Tony Waltham is a highly respected engineering geologist and karst specialist. He was a university lecturer for 36 years, teaching rock engineering, and pursuing his geological researches in Britain, Nepal, Malaysia, Indonesia, China and elsewhere. He continues to provide consultancy on karst and cave site evaluations worldwide and is the author of numerous books on geology. Tony lives in Nottingham, UK.
Anne Wareham has been living and gardening in the Welsh borders with her husband Charles Hawes for over thirty years. She has written occasional pieces for the Financial Times on gardens since 1998 and accompanying articles to Charles Hawes' photographs in magazines such as The English Garden and Gardens Illustrated. She contributed a chapter to the Frances Lincoln book Vista and is a founder member of thinkingardens, set up with the support of the RHS to encourage and develop a broader, more enquiring attitude to gardens.
Rachel Warne was the International Garden Photographer of the Year - Portfolio and RPS gold medal winner in 2010. Her work has appeared in magazines including Gardens Illustrated, Country Living, House and Garden, Home and Garden, Garden Life and The English Garden. This is her first book. She lives in London.
ARABELLA WARNER was founding editor of the Indy - The Independent for children. She has a long track record as a television scriptwriter of pre-school animation series and as producer/director on a number of children's TV programmmes. She has worked as a freelance writer for The Times, The Independent and Country Living magazine, She is also a Trustee of the Pegasus Theatre, home to Oxford Youth Theatre. .....
Marina Warner is a writer of fiction, criticism, and history. Her award-winning studies of mythology and fairy tales include Alone of All Her Sex: The Myth and the Cult of the Virgin Mary, From the Beast to the Blonde, and No Go the Bogeyman. In 2006 she published Phantasmagoria: Spirit Visions, Metaphors, and Media, a study of ghosts, phantasms, and technology. Her most recent work of fiction is the novel The Leto Bundle. .....
Rex Warner (1905-1986) was a novelist, translator of Latin and Greek, and scholar of classical literature. A member of the Auden generation, Warner wrote several darkly allegorical novels, most notably The Aerodome, before turning to historical fiction and in 1960 winning the James Tait Black Memorial Prize for his Imperial Caesar. Warner was a translator of Xenophon, Thucydides, Plutarch, Caesar, and St. .....
Simon Warren has lived and breathed bikes and cycling for over 20 years. He¹s won a few races, held a first category racing licence and competed - and struggled - at the highest level in the UK, but most of all he loves to ride his bike uphill. He spent seven years working as a designer at Cycling Weekly before leaving to broaden his horizons in 2003, although he still regularly contributes event reports to the magazine. .....
Aleksander Wat (1900-1967), the nom de plume of Aleksander Chwat, was born in Warsaw, the descendant of an old and distinguished Jewish family which counted among its members the great sixteenth-century cabalist Isaac Luria. He attended Warsaw University, where he studied philosophy, psychology, and logic, and formed strong ties with the literary avant-garde, publishing a first book of poems, Me from One Side and Me from the Other Side of My Pug Iron Stove, in 1920 and, some years later, a collection of stories entitled Lucifer Unemployed. .....
Alice Waters, chef, author, Vice President of Slow Food International, and the proprietor of Chez Panisse, is an American pioneer of a culinary philosophy that maintains that cooking should be based on the finest and freshest seasonal ingredients that are produced sustainably and locally. Waters’s commitment to education led to the creation of The Edible Schoolyard, a model public education program, and the School Lunch Initiative, a national agenda that integrates a nutritious daily lunch and gardening experience into the academic curriculum of all public schools in the United States. .....
John Watkins has been Head of Gardens and Landscape at English Heritage since 1999, providing policy advice and technical guidance on the maintenance and management of designed landscapes and historic parks and gardens. Formerly Senior Lecturer at Hadlow College in Kent, he has worked at the Royal Botanic Gardens at Edinburgh and Kew, the National Trust for Scotland and the RHS at Wisley and Hyde Hall. .....
Peter Watson has been photographing landscapes for over 25 years. He is a contributing photographer to several leading picture libraries, and his work is internationally published and used in print and television advertising. He lives in Heswall, Merseyside.
Philip Watson spent thirteen years as a coastal conservationist, caring for The Giant's Causeway and other sights on the North Antrim Coast. He is now a freelance writer and naturalist. He has a keen interest in environmental and rural issues and has worked in Ireland, Kenya, Malawi, South Africa, Newfoundland and Wales. He lives on the North Antrim coast.
Janet Waymark has taught garden history at the Architectural Association and has set up and run courses and seminars at Birkbeck College and the Institute of Historical Research. Her Modern Garden Design (now in paperback) was published in 2003.
Clara Weatherall grew up in London. She went to live in the Philippines in 1987 when her husband, Percy, was running the Jardine Office in Manila. In 1991 they moved to Hong Kong. She was chairman of the Keswick Foundation (started by Maggie and her father, Sir John Keswick), for ten years. She and Percy, whose great-great-grandfather was William Keswick, returned to live in Dumfriesshire, Scotland, in 2006.
Steve Weatherill studied at Hornsey Art College and the Royal College of Art. A freelance cartoonist and illustrator, he created the Rat Race cartoon for the Financial Times. He is the author of the successful Baby Goz series. Steve regularly tours schools, libraries, festivals and bookshops with his popular Baby Goz show.
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William Weaver is celebrated for his numerous translations from the Italian, including Umberto Eco's The Name of the Rose and novels and stories by Italo Calvino. Weaver's translation of Pirandello's The Late Mattia Pascal is also published by NYRB Classics.
Sarah Webb has written seven bestselling novels including, When the Boys Are Away, Take a Chance, and Always the Bridesmaid. Her books have been published in many different countries including the U.S. and Indonesia. She has also written four children's books, has contributed short stories to many collections including Moments, and has compiled and edited two charity collections of her own, Travelling Light and Mum's the Word.
An experienced journalist and writer, avid traveller, keen walker and lover of all things Exmoor, Richard Webber writes for a host of national magazines and newspapers, specialising in travel. His articles have appeared in everything from the Daily Express and Sunday Telegraph to ABTA Magazine and Real Travel. His other journalistic commissions have been published by various national titles, including Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror, Sunday Express, Living Abroad, Camping and the Daily Mail. .....
Simone Weil (1909–1943) was one of the first female graduates of the École Normale Supérieure and taught philosophy in provincial schools from 1931 to 1938. A socialist, she worked for a time on the Renault assembly line and volunteered to fight against the Fascists in the Spanish Civil War. In 1938, a mystical vision led Weil to convert to Roman Catholicism, though she refused the sacrament of baptism. .....
LIZ WEIR is a professional storyteller and writer from Northern Ireland. Formerly children's librarian for the city of Belfast, she now works extensively in schools and prisons, and travels the world telling stories to adults and children. She organizes workshops and appears at major international festivals (including the National Storytelling Festival in Tennessee and the Australian National Storytelling Festival). .....
Andrew Weldon is a widely published cartoonist and children's author. His books include Clever Trevor's Stupendous Inventions and The Kid with the Amazing Head as well as his two cartoon collections, I'm so sorry little man I thought you were a hand-puppet and If you weren't a hedgehog...If I weren't a haemophiliac.
A descendent of Jane Austen, Freydis Welland owns the collection of silhouettes by James Edward Austen-Leigha and put together the images and the quotes for In the Country, published in 2008 by the British Library, Life in the Country, The British Library Jane Austen Desk and Pocket Diaries 2010, and The British Library Jane Austen Journal. Freydis lives in Vancouver, Canada
Grace Wells is a writer and poet. Born in 1968, she grew up in central London. On leaving school, she began working in the film and television industry, ultimately becoming a freelance producer. Fuelled by her lifelong desire to write, and through a roundabout path, she came to Ireland in 1991. She now lives in Carrick-on-Suir, Co Tipperary with her two children.
Grace began working with people with special needs facilitating biography and poetry workshops. .....
David Welsh's translations include A Dreambook for Our Time by Tadeusz Konwicki, Cloak of Illusion by Stanislaw Dygat, and Black Torrent by Leopold Buczkowski.
Annette Wendland became a photographer after a background in hospitality and catering. Her clients include Condé Nast Traveller, Hilton and Taj Hotels.
Glenway Wescott (1901-1987) was the author of the novels The Grandmothers and Apartment in Athens, in addition to several collections of stories and essays. His life—as revealed in his published journals and a joint biography of him and his lover, Monroe Wheeler—has been the subject of increasing interest in recent years.
Cleve West has been awarded five RHS gold medals for his work as a garden designer, and his Daily Telegraph garden is set to be one of the highlights of Chelsea Flower Show 2011. He has written about his allotment for Gardens Illustrated and national newspapers. He regularly talks about gardening and allotments on television programmes including GMTV and BBC2's Small Town Gardens and The Garden Makers. .....
Linzi West lives and works in her studio in an ancient Tudor house by the sea in Lyme Regis. She lives with her husband Danny who helps to run her gallery and shop, The Mermaid, her son Joseph who is the inspiration for many of her book illustrations and two cats Pebble and Shrimp who steal the show. Linzi paints and illustrates portraits, cards and children's books.
Chris Westwood was born in Wakefield, West Yorkshire, the son of a coal miner and a school teacher. His first published writing was for the London music paper Record Mirror, where he worked as a staff reporter for three years. His first children's book, A Light In The Black, was a runner-up for the Guardian Children's Fiction Prize. His second, Calling All Monsters, was optioned for film three times by Steven Spielberg. .....
Simon Whaley lives in Shropshire and has written numerous articles, short stories and books, many illustrated with his own photographs. He is a regular contributor to various outdoor magazines.
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Edith Wharton (1862–1937) was born in New York City. Her father, George Jones, was a relative of the Joneses that fashionable people proverbially strive to keep up with; her mother, Lucretia Rhinelander, came from one of the city's oldest families. Raised in New York and in Europe, Edith Jones was twenty-three when she married Edward Robbins Wharton (known as Teddy). In 1902 they built themselves a forty-two-room house, The Mount, in Lenox, Massachusetts, but Teddy's mental instability and financial irregularities led to a divorce in 1913, after which Edith moved to France, where she lived for the rest of her life. .....
Chris Wheat grew up in Melbourne, where he still lives and works. He takes an active interest in politics and education and believes everyone has to do something to help save the planet. He has lived a life largely without trauma, although he has been attacked by a lemur, three German shepherds and a tribe of monkeys; been twice beaten up by gangs; had a meat pie thrown at him by a stranger; and has slept in an igloo - not all on the same day. .....
Nadia Wheatley writes for both adults and young people. Her award-winning books cover the genres of fiction, history, biography and picture books, and reflect her commitment to social justice. Nadia's first book, Five Times Dizzy, was often described as the first multicultural children's book in this country.
Gerard Whelan was born in Enniscorthy, County Wexford, and has lived and worked in several European countries. After some time living in Dublin, he has returned to live in his native Wexford. He is the author of many books for children and a multiple award-winner. His first novel, The Guns of Easter, won the Eilís Dillon Memorial Award for first-time writers. Dream Invader later won the Bisto Book of the Year Award. .....
Gloria Whelan is a bestselling author of many novels for young readers, including Homeless Bird, winner of the National Book Award in the USA. She lives with her husband, Joseph, in the woods of northern Michegan.
MICHELE WHITBY manages the "Par Ici" shop in Twickenham, where the work of local artists and craftspeople, several of them still based on Eel Pie Island, is sold. Before that she spent 12 years running a workshop on the island, where she produced top-quality leather goods. She enjoyed a friendship with Arthur Chisnall, the self-appointed social worker and concert promoter at the heart of Eel Pie Island's 50s and 60s heyday, and he left her a mass of invaluable papers and photographs.
“Thoroughly American and utterly beautiful” is how William Shawn, his editor at the New Yorker, described E. B. White’s prose. At the magazine, White developed a pure and plain-spoken literary style; his writing was characterized by wit, sophistication, optimism, and moral steadfastness. In 1978 he was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the body of his work. E. B. White died in 1985.
Edmund White has written biographies of Jean Genet, Marcel Proust, and Arthur Rimbaud. He has also written several novels, travel books, and a memoir. He teaches writing at Princeton and lives in New York City.
Terence Hanbury White (1906–1964) was born in Bombay, India, and educated at Queen's College, Cambridge. His childhood was unhappy—"my parents loathed each other," he later wrote—and he grew up to become a solitary person with a deep fund of strange lore and a tremendous enthusiasm for fishing, hunting, and flying (which he took up to overcome his fear of heights). White taught for some years at the Stowe School until the success in 1936 of England Have My Bones, a book about outdoor adventure, allowed him to quit teaching and become a full-time writer. .....
Biddy White Lennon is a noted cook and personality, familiar to many people as Maggie from The Riordans. She is a founder member and currently Chairwoman of the Irish Food Writers Guild. Biddy is the editor and food writer of Irish Home Diary and writes regularly for Food and Wine Magazine.
Fred Whitsey, who died in 2009 at the age of 90, was for many years Gardening Correspondent first of the Sunday Telegraph and later of the Daily Telegraph. He was awarded both the Gold Veitch Memorial Medal and the Victoria Medal of Honour of the RHS.
Sarah Whittingham is an architectural writer and lecturer. The Victorian Fern Craze was published by Shire books in 2009.
Barney Wilczak is a nature photographer based in the Cotswolds. A passion for natural history and a concern for how we can address our relationship with it drive his work. His photographs and stories are widely published and his work has been recognised in competition, including 3rd place in the prestigious European Nature Photographer of the Year Fritz Polking Junior award.
Margaret Wild is one of Australia's most highly respected and popular children's authors. She was born in South Africa and emigrated to Australia in 1972. Margaret has worked as a journalist and an editor of children's books, and is now writing full-time. Since her first book in 1984, Margaret has published over 40 books and has won numerous awards.
KIM WILKIE had an intense introduction to landscape. He grew up in the Malaysian jungle and Iraqi desert before being sent to school in southern England. Having studied history at Oxford and environmental design at the University of California, Berkeley, Kim set up his landscape studio in London in 1989. He is fascinated by the link between land and culture and between memory and imagination. Kim continues to teach sporadically at Berkeley, writes optimistically about land and place, and is involved in various national committees on landscape and environmental policy in the UK. .....
Lili Wilkinson was born in Melbourne, Australia and was first published when she was 12, in Voiceworks Magazine. After studying Creative Arts at Melbourne University, Lili was employed by the Centre for Youth Literature at the State Library of Victoria, where she manages insideadog.com.au, a highly acclaimed all-about-books website for teenagers. Lili's novel Scatterheart recently won the IBBY Award, last won by an Australian in 2008 by Markus Zusak for The Book Thief. .....
Gavin Will lives and works in Newfoundland, where many of these aviators took off and risked their lives.
David Williams was Head of English at Diamond Valley College during the writing of this book.
Ellen Williams is the author of The Historic Restaurants of Paris, Picasso’s Paris, and the award-winning The Impressionists’ Paris. She edited Alexander Liberman’s The Artist In his Studio and Keith Haring Journals. She was born in Greenwich Village, where she lives with her daughter.
John Williams (1922-1994) was born and raised in Northeast Texas. Despite a talent for writing and acting, Williams flunked out of a local junior college after his first year. He reluctantly joined the war effort, enlisting in the Army Air Corps, and managing to write a draft of his first novel while there. Once home, Williams found a small publisher for the novel and enrolled at the University of Denver, where he was eventually to receive both his B. .....
KAREN LYNN WILLIAMS is the author of over a dozen books for children, including Galimoto, a Reading Rainbow Featured Book and one of the New York Times Top Ten Books of the Year. She was a Peace Corps volunteer in Malawi, Africa, which is the setting for When Africa Was Home, a Booklist Editors' Choice. Karen also lived and worked in Haiti, the setting for several books including her highly acclaimed book Circles of Hope. .....
MARJORIE WILLIAMS has been attending farmers markets since her childhood. She has written for many publications, including Edible South Shore edition, which focuses on the farms and produce found in southeastern Massachusetts. She lives in Cambridge, Massachusetts.
Paul Williams was a well-known rock climber and mountain photographer. He died in a climbing accident on Froggatt Edge in 1995.
Paul Williams is author of the best-selling crime boss exposé, The General, made into a major award-winning movie directed by John Boorman. Crime correspondent with The Sunday World, and a qualified criminologist, Paul Williams is acknowledged as an authority on the Irish criminal underworld. He broke many of the news stories on the General.
Robin Williams is an eminent garden designer and co-founder of the College of Garden Design. He has designed well over a thousand private gardens, including Gold Medal-winning exhibition gardens for the Chelsea Flower Show. He lectures on garden design in Great Britain, Europe, Japan and the USA.
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Garry Wills was born in Atlanta, Georgia. One of our most distinguished historians and critics, he is the author of numerous books, including Saint Augustine, Papal Sin, and the Pulitzer Prize–winning Lincoln at Gettysburg. He has won many other awards, among them two National Book Critics Circle Awards and the 1998 National Medal for the Humanities. He is currently Professor of History Emeritus at Northwestern University. .....
Bob Wilson manages to write and illustrate with equal brilliance. He is the author of the famous Stanley Bagshaw series and other picture books. He lives in Ashbourne, Derbyshire, although he is also to be found in France.
J.V. WILSON is a beekeeper in County Kerry, Ireland where he lives iwth his partner Adrienne Kennaway
Jacqueline Wilson was born in Bath in 1945 but has spent most of her life in Kingston-on-Thames. She has been writing full time all her adult life and has won many awards, including the Smarties Prize and the Children's Book Award. In June 2002, Jacqueline was given an OBE for services to literacy in schools.
Kim Wilson is a writer, editor, and gardener who lives in Waukesha, Wisconsin, and is a longtime member of the Jane Austen Society of North America. She is the author of Tea with Jane Austen.
Richard Guy Wilson holds the Commonwealth Professor's Chair in Architecture at the University of Virginia, where he is also Chair of the Department of Architectural History. His specialty is the architecture, design and art of the 18th to 20th centuries both in American and abroad. A frequent lecturer for universities, museums and professional groups, Wilson has also published widely with articles and reviews to his credit. .....
KEN WILSON MAX was born in Zimbabwe in 1965. He studied art in Harare, Zimbabwe before coming to England where he studied Design and Print Planning at the London College of Printing. He worked as a designer in both London and Zimbabwe. Ken has worked at Orchard Books and the BBC as a children's book designer and was appointed Assistant Art Director at David Bennett Books. Since then he has worked as a freelance designer. .....
Marie Winn's recent book, Red-Tails in Love: Pale Male's Story, featured a now-famous red-tailed hawk. Her column on nature and bird-watching appeared for twelve years in The Wall Street Journal, and she has written on diverse subjects for The New York Times Magazine and Smithsonian. Her forthcoming book, Central Park in the Dark, was published in the spring of 2008.
Marjorie Winslow has lived in Arizona, California, Indiana, New York and Massachusetts and has found an abundance of doll food everywhere. She is now too old to play with dolls but hopes you aren't.
Jonah Winter is a poet and painter as well as a children's book author. His first picture book about Diego Rivera, Diego, was named as one of 100 best American children's books of the 20th century by Amazon.com.
Susan Winter was born in South Africa and graduated from Natal University before becoming a social worker, first in South Africa and later in London. After the birth of her second child, she studied illustration at Chelsea School of Art, and began a new career as a freelance illustrator of children's books.
Margot Wittkower (1902–1995) was born in Berlin and established herself as an interior designer. After moving to London with her husband, she became an expert on neo-Palladian architecture. She collaborated on a number of books with her husband, including Born Under Saturn and The Divine Michelangelo.
Rudolf Wittkower (1901–1971) was a German-American art historian. He was on the staff of the Warburg Institute, London, and became professor at the University of London. He then headed the Department of Fine Arts and Archaeology at Columbia. His highly original works in English include Architectural Principles in the Age of Humanism, Art and Architecture in Italy, 1600–1750, Essays in the History of Architecture, Essays in the History of Art, and Baroque Art: The Jesuit Contribution.
Gillian Wolfe CBE is Director of Learning and Public Affairs at Dulwich Picture Gallery, one of the most renowned private collections in the UK. She also works as a freelance consultant, and has lectured all over the world. Her previous art books for children include My First Art Book, winner of the Parent Choice Silver Honour Award, USA; and Art Activity Book and Children's Art Book, both winners of the Gulbenkian Prize for Best Museum Publications of the Year. .....
Deborah Wolton is a landscape historian, who has extensively researched the history of Hampstead Heath. She is a regular volunteer with Heath Hands, most recently as a member of the team surveying the veteran trees.
Jakki Wood studied graphic design at Wolverhampton Polytechnic. A successful author/illustrator of children's books, she lives in West Malvern, Worcestershire. Her books for Frances Lincoln are Hole in the Road, Animal Parade, Baby Parade, Noisy Parade and Number Parade; March of the Dinosaurs, Bumper to Bumper, Deep Blue Sea and Fiddle-I-Fee.
Martin Wood is a designer of textiles, interiors and gardens who also has a winning way with words.
Michael Wood is the Charles Barnwell Straut Professor of English and Professor of Comparative Literature at Princeton University. His works include books on Stendhal, Garcia Marquez, Nabokov, Kafka, and films. Additionally, he is a widely published essayist with articles on film and literature in Harpers, London Review of Books, New York Review of Books, New York Times Book Review, New Republic and others.
Molly Wood is a translator, writer, website manager, botanist and prospective donkey owner and Stevenson Trail tour organizer. She has lived near Uzes in France for over 20 years.
Roy Woodcock is a keen walker and the author of over fifteen walking guides. This project began while he was teaching at Charterhouse in Surrey, when he wrote a monthly column for Country Walking magazine. Now retired, he lives in Malvern, Worcestershire.
The Woodland Trust is the UK's leading woodland conservation charity, with over 120,000 members. It owns and cares for over 1,100 woods throughout the UK.
Christine Woodward prepared and produced geological exhibitions at the Museum until 1990. She still works with the Museum delivering adult education courses.
John Woodward has been a wildlife enthusiast all his life, with a particular interest in the more bizarre life-forms that flourish in the world's oceans. He has written more than 30 books and many hundreds of articles on all aspects of wildlife, earth sciences and the natural environment, and has helped to produce many major reference books and encyclopedias covering various aspects of science and the natural world.
Anne Woollett had a successful career as an academic and recently retired from the Psychology Department of the University of East London. For many years she has been chair of the Hackney Marsh User Group. In this context she has sought to defend Hackney Marshes from inappropriate development. Her enthusiasm has encouraged local people to plant thousands of trees in Hackney parks. Anne has a passion for Roman archaeology, Islamic architecture and Round Tower churches. .....
William Wordsworth, born in Cumberland in 1770, is one of England's most famous and best-loved poets, and played a large part in the development of the Romantic movement in English literature. Wordsworth was England's Poet Laureate from 1843 until his death in 1850.
After three years of teaching, Nick Would moved to London to write song lyrics and children's stories. In 1992 his song Greyclouds, with music by Glen Morris, was chosen by the elephant charity Elefriends as its flagship song, then released as a single and nominated for an award. Nick now lives in Crouch End with his wife, textile designer, Maggi Waud.
Danielle Wright's background is in book publishing and she spent a few years working for Frederick Warne (UK) and Penguin Books (UK) as well as Penguin Books (NZ). More recently she has been proofreading and editing books - mostly for Random House (NZ). She enjoyed teaching migrants English when gaining her CELTA and then worked with many different migrant organisations while writing speeches for Sir Barry Curtis (when he was the Mayor of Manukau). .....
Herbert Wright is a graduate in Physics and Astrophysics from the University of London. His background is in software publishing and business and telecoms media, and he is a freelance journalist and media analyst. He suffers from slight vertigo.
James Wright (1927-1980) was a translator and Pulitzer Prize-winning American poet.
Liz Wright edits Smallholder magazine and is te author of several books on small farming and domestic poultry. Previously, she worked for a leading wildfowl exhibitor and breeder. She is a keen duck keeper, with a penchant for Muscovies and Abacot Rangers, and frequently attends poultry shows. Liz lives in the Cambridgeshire Fens, where she enjoys watching wild ducks on the washes and dykes.
Thomas Wright has managed historic landscapes for more than 40 years. A boyhood addiction to plants, gardens and Natural History led to a degree in Horticulture at Wye College in Kent. Since then his commissions have included Hampton Court Palace gardens, Chatsworth, Grimsthorpe Castle, Firle Place, Holker Hall, some National Trust gardens and other private estates and gardens in the UK, France, Italy and Austria. .....
Gisele Wulfsohn studied Graphic Fine Art at the Johannesburg College of Art. Since the late l980s Gisele documented various HIV/AIDS awareness initiatives and in 1994 she was commissioned by the Independent Electoral Commission to document the first democratic elections in South Africa. Her photographs were published internationally in publications such as Der Spiegel, Marie Claire, Los Angeles Times, Economist and New Internationalist, as well as in numerous local specialist and general publications. .....
ENDA WYLEY is a teacher and poet, and has had several books published.