Helen Ardley studied Textiles at Huddersfield University in the UK before becoming a full-time crochet and knitwear designer. She has worked for a number of international companies, and was the crochet designer for Patons. Helen now works as a freelance crochet and knitwear designer and is the author of Cute Crochet for Tiny Tots and Crocheted Accessories, both published by Hamlyn.
Bettina Arndt is a clinical psychologist, sex therapist and social commentator. As editor of the influential Forum magazine, she spent ten years talking about sex on television and radio, then writing about broader social issues for leading newspapers and magazines. She is the bestselling author of Private Lives, All About Us and Taking Sides.
Peter Arnold has written over 40 books on football, cricket, boxing, gambling, snooker, darts and cards. He was the co-author of the successful Complete Book of Card Games and General Editor on The Official Rules of Sports and Games. He lives in London, England and Spain.
Claire Arrowsmith is Principal Pratitioner for the Pet Behaviour Centre and a Full Member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Consellors. She is the author of Brain Games for Dogs, Correcting Bad Habits in Dogs and Instant Dog Training.
Alexander Ash is a Londoner born and bred. Originally from Tooting and part-raised in Wandsworth, he received an honours degree in Economics from University College London. He has contributed to a number of fascinating trivia titles, including It Just Slipped Out and Boring, Botty and Spong. Alex is also the co-author of the 2012 edition of the bestselling annual Top 10 of Everything.
Russell Ash was the creator and author of this best-selling series for over 20 years. He had written and contributed to over 100 successful books, including numerous spin-off titles such as Top 10 for Men, Top 10 of Britain and Top 10 of Football, all published by Hamlyn. He was aided in his writing and research by his family and it is they, led by his widow Caroline, who have taken up the baton after his untimely death.Location: East Sussex, UK.
Russell Ash has written and contributed to over 100 successful books, including over 20 years of Top 10 of Everything, Whitaker's World of Facts, Great Wonders of the World, The Impressionists and their Art and Tall Stories. He is regularly featured on TV and radio.