Celia Haddon was the Daily Telegraph pet agony aunt whose knowledgeable yet sentimental column delighted cat lovers. She has sold somewhere between one to two million books and is an author recognised by bookshops and the general public. Her manual One Hundred Ways for a Cat to Train Its Human has sold more than a quarter of a million copies so far and her One Hundred Secret Thoughts Cats have about their Humans has sold 147,000. Her first narrative book - Tilly: The Ugliest Cat in the Shelter - sold in excess of 18,000 copies in the UK Trade.A cat behaviour practitioner with the Centre of Applied Pet Ethology, she has a B.Sc. in applied animal behaviour.
MP Peter Hain is renowned for his three decades of anti-apartheid campaigning. Born to anti-apartheid activists with links to Mandela that go back to the 1960s, he grew up in South Africa where his parents were jailed and then banned by the regime. At just 15, Hain made his first anti-apartheid speech at the funeral of an activist, a year before his parents were forced to leave South Africa, taking him to London. Hain's fervent campaigning throughout the 1970s made apartheid a national issue in Britain, whilst making him a target of the regime's security services. A regular contributor to the daily nationals, he is also the author of thirteen published works including Don't Play With Apartheid, Mistaken Identity: The Wrong Face of the Law and Sing the Beloved Country.
It took a stint at a corporate global PR agency for Gabrielle Hales to realise that no, office life was not for her. One ticket to India later, she found herself teaching yoga and eager to share all the amazing things she'd learnt upon her return.Beginning with classes in her own living room, the word spread and the Secret Yoga Club events became so popular that she sought out ever-more exciting venues, bringing an extra element by working with up-and-coming chefs to expand them into yoga supper clubs.Elements of immersive sound therapy and live music soon followed as part of Gabrielle's mission to introduce a new sense of warmth and generosity to the yoga community - creating a new setting for yoga practice that was more sociable and less solitary, while breaking the assumption that a healthy lifestyle doesn't mean you can't enjoy nourishing food.Now? Gabrielle's pushing Secret Yoga Club to the next level, aiming to inspire people to experience practices that improve happiness and well-being.
Judy Hall is a leading authority on crystals and spiritual development. She has over 45 years of experience in crystal healing, karmic astrology and past-life therapy. She is the author of over 40 books, including the bestselling The Crystal Bible (2003) and The Crystal Bible 2 (2009) and The Crystal Bible 3 (2013). The Crystal Bible has sold over 1 million copies worldwide and Judy's books have been translated into over 15 languages. Judy was voted the 2014 Kindred Spirit MBS personality of the year and she was listed in the 2015 Watkins Review of the 100 most spiritually influential authors.
Rebecca Hall is a prolific author who is well known for her warm, funny and heartfelt books of inspiration. She has also authored 1000 Reasons I Love You and 1000 Reasons You're the Perfect Dad.
Vicky Halls is an acclaimed Pet Behaviour Counsellor with many years experience of treating behavioural problems in cats both in the UK and abroad. She is also an international bestselling author of several cat behaviour books. In 2008 Vicky was voted as the 'Nation's Favourite Cat Author' by the readers of 'Your Cat' Magazine. The Secret Life of your Cat is Vicky's first fully-illustrated title.Location: Canterbury, Kent.
Amanda Hamilton has been one of the UK's most established nutritionists for over a decade with a career that's included more than eight internationally syndicated TV series and three best-selling books. She's currently the resident nutritionist on BBC Radio 2's Steve Wright show (seven million listeners) and a regular on Sky News.She is a qualified professional nutritionist and a senior associate of the Royal Society of Medicine. She is an ex-international sports competitor and fitness enthusiast, including training in yoga during a sabbatical in India.Day to day Amanda works as a consultant, columnist and guest event speaker, as well as running her retreat business and licensed spa programmes in the UK, Spain and Greece where any retreat begins by talking about the gut - the inside out approach.
From a background in teaching, Abigail Steel has become a respected expert in the field of Synthetic Phonics and a regular contributor to educational publications. Her successful education consultancy supports parents and teachers in the promotion of literacy skills. She is a passionate advocate of Synthetic Phonics:"Synthetic Phonics is an incredibly powerful tool, enabling huge leaps in early years' literacy. Built upon these principles, I Love Reading Phonics helps children read and spell more confidently and more efficiently. The results are amazing!" - Abigail Steel.
Audrey Hanna joined colour me beautiful in 2004 and now heads the corporate and training divisions of colour me beautiful. Before joining colour me beautiful she worked within the fashion industry. She has contributed to Image Matters for Men, Colour Me Beautiful and Colour Me Younger.
Louisa Harding has been a major Rowan designer for 17 years, creating ready-to-wear collections for Europe, the USA and the Far East. In 1997 she became brand coordinator and designer for Jaeger Handknits, but is best known for her adorable Miss Bea range of books. Louisa also writes and designs for Vintage Style, Vogue Knitting, Knitting Magazine and Modern Classics.
Jackie Hardy has been reading, writing and editing haiku for fifteen years. The landscape and lifestyle of rural Northumberland, England, where she has lived for the last twenty years, provides inspiration for much of her creative work. Jackie has written a haiku collection entitled The Dust is Golden. Some more of her haiku appears in her poetry collection, Canuting the Waves. Jackie works in adult education. Currently she manages a series of outreach programmes for Lancaster University, but has tutored many courses on literature and creative writing in northeast England.
Jenny Hare is a writer and psychosexual counsellor who has been the agony aunt for Woman's Weekly for the past 14 years. Her books include Think Love, Free your Life from Fear, Orgasms and How to Have Them and Think Sex
Nick Harper is a journalist, writer and music obsessive who has written for magazines and newspapers including the Guardian and Q Magazine, Britain's biggest music magazine.
In 1995 Matthew Harris started working with Simon Hopkinson at Hilaire Restaurant in Old Brompton Road, London and left with him to open Bibendum in 1987 where he became Head Chef in 1995. Matthew has continued to lead the critically acclaimed restaurant to this day.
Valentina Harris is a celebrity chef, author, broadcaster and lecturer. Her first television series, Italian Regional Cookery for the BBC, was shown in 1990 and 1998 to international acclaim, and she has just completed a new series for television, Tasting History. Valentina is established as a prolific writer on Italian food and cuisine. She is the author of over 20 books on Italian cookery including Classic Italian Cooking and contributes to many leading national newspapers and magazines such as The Sunday Times Cook's Companion and Insight Guide to Tuscany. Valentina is also founder and director of Villa Valentina Cookery Holidays Ltd.
Victoria Harrison is the UK Editor of Houzz (www.houzz.co.uk) and an interiors columnist for the Metro and the i newspaper. She has 14 years' experience as a writer and stylist, working across many of the leading interior design titles such as Ideal Home, House Beautiful, The English Home and Real Homes. She has also held the position of Creative Editor of mydeco.com and Channel Editor of www.Housetohome.co.uk. She was named by Decorex as one of the 100 most influential people on Twitter and was nominated as the Best Interior Design Craft Blogger in both 2015 and 2016 by Amara.Find out more about Victoria on Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook and Houzz @victoriaharrisonwrites and on Twitter @_vickyharrison.
Lorraine Harrison has a masters degree in Garden History from the University of London and has written several books on the subject. She is a successful gardener and gardening writer with a passion for exotic and heirloom vegetables. Her previous titles include How to Read Gardens and The Shaker Book of the Garden, and she regularly contributes to Gardens Illustrated and Hortus magazine.
Adam Hart-Davis is a scientist, author, photographer, historian and broadcaster, well-known for presenting the BBC television series "Local Heroes" and "What the Romans Did for Us" (and spinoff series on the Victorians, the Tudors, the Stuarts, and the Ancients). He was also a co-presenter of "Tomorrow's World", and presented "Science Shack". His most recent book is Science: The Definitive Visual History (Dorling Kindersley).
Paul Hartley - who created the delicious recipes in this book - grew up in a family passionate about food and he has spent the last 25 years involved in every aspect of celebrating the very best in food. A regular presenter on radio, Paul is also the author of a number of bestselling cookbooks on such famous food brands as Marmite, Heinz Tomato Ketchup and HP Sauce and he is a partner in Hartley's Kitchen and Cookery School.Jane Birch has worked in publishing for many years and, as a writer
Ben Harvell is a regular contributor to the international Mac press as well as Macworld, MacFormat, MacUser, and MacLife, and was the former editor of iCreate magazine. An attendee at the original San Francisco launch of the iPhone in 2077, he's an expert on all things iOS, and the author of The iPad for Photographers and a selection of other iPhone-and iPad-related titles.