Lizzie Mabbott is an Anglo-Chinese self-taught cook and award-winning food writer. Her Twitter account @hollowlegs has over 20,400 followers and her Instagram account @hollow_legs has over 11,800 followers. In 2011, Lizzie was one of Red Magazine's "20 Women Under 30" and in December 2014 she was featured in Elle Magazine's "Inspire List".Lizzie Mabbott's blog Hollow Legs (http://lizzieeatslondon.blogspot.co.uk) has been featured in the Telegraph's "Best Food Blog" top 10, Time Out's "Favourite Food Blog" top 10, and was highly commended at the OFM Awards 2012. It generates 20,000 page loads per day (15,000 unique page views).
Dr Jane MacDougall is Consultant Gynaecologist/Obstetrician and Clinical Director for Women's Services at Addenbrooke's Hospital, Cambridge.
Alison Mackonochie is the author of Emma's Diary, the Royal College of General Practitioners' award-wining pregnancy guide, as well as The Practical Encyclopedia of Pregnancy & Babycare, Your Baby's First Year: a month-by-month guide, and New Guide to Babycare: a manual for new parents. Alison is also an editor for several parenting magazines and a member of the Medical Journalists' Association and the Guild of Health Writers.
Scotland's leading whisky writer Charles MacLean was founding editor of Whisky Magazine and of the Russian Whisky, and was for many years Contributing Editor of the Scotch Malt Whisky Society's Newsletter (where he also chairs the Nosing Panel and writes the tasting notes). He contributes frequently to magazines around the world and is Whisky Correspondent to Scottish Field. He is Whisky Consultant to Bonhams Auctioneers, and is also the host of a TV channel (accessed via the internet) dedicated to the world of whisky, www.singlemalt.TV. He is a member of the Judging Panel (Spirits) of the International Wines & Spirits Competition, and was made a Keeper of the Quaich in 1992 and elevated to Master of the Quaich in October 2009 - the whisky industry's highest accolade. MacLean has published ten books on the subject, including Scotch Whisky, Malt Whisky, Whisky: A Liquid History, Whisky Tales, Eyewitness Companion to Whisky, World Whiskies and Whiskypedia.
Maryanne Madden is a home economist and author of several halogen cookbooks which she self-publishes and sells on www.bookshoparoundthecorner.co.uk
Kay Maguire is the author of the award-winning RHS How to Grow Your Own Crops in Pots, which was published by Mitchell Beazley in 2013. She is a regular contributor to gardening magazines such as BBC Gardeners' World, The Garden and Amateur Gardening, as well as being the video producer for the RHS website. Kay trained at The Royal Botanic Garden Kew, where she gained the Kew Diploma, and was the Horticultural Editor of BBC Gardeners' World for six years. She is now a freelance writer, editor, producer and most importantly, grower.
From the pages of The Mail on Sunday, this brand new book features a collection of 100 general knowledge puzzles. With over 14,000 entrants per week, The Mail on Sunday Prize Crossword is the paper's most popular puzzle and a favourite of all puzzle fans.
Marianne Majerus is a leading garden photographer whose work is widely published in magazines and books. Her books with George Carter include Gardening with Herbs, Gardening with Containers, Projects for Small Gardens, and Living with Plants and The New London Garden (both Mitchell Beazley)
Chetna Makan was born in Jabalpur, an ancient city in central India. She has a degree in fashion and worked in Mumbai as a fashion designer before moving to the UK in 2003. Chetna reached the semi-final of The Great British Bake Off in 2014, and her first book, The Cardamom Trail, is a celebration of baking with Indian flavours. She has a very popular YouTube channel 'Food with Chetna' where she shares her creative flair for food.
Manju Malhi was raised in North West London where she grew up surrounded by Indian culture and was taught to cook by her mother. In her cooking, she draws upon her past and combines it with the realities of urban Western life and has come up with her own unique Brit-Indi style of food. She won the BBC's Food and Drink competition in 1999 and cooked with Antony Worrall Thompson on BBC2. Manju's Simply Indian series was aired on the Taste Network in 2001 and she has also appeared on several other programmes including ITV's Saturday Cooks and This Morning, Sky 1's Taste, Market Kitchen and BBC1's Saturday Kitchen.
Jean-François Mallet trained at the prestigious Ferrandi culinary school in Paris, before deciding to follow his passion for photography. He now specialises in food photography.
Brenda Mallon is a psychotherapist, bestselling author and dream specialist. She has written 17 books, including The Dream Bible, has presented the Channel 4 series 'In Your Dreams', and leads workshops about dreams in Europe and America.
Gabrielle Mander was born in Hampshire, England and educated at University College London. She has considerable experience of both sides of the publishing industry, as publisher and consultant for several major UK non-fiction publishing houses and as the author of more than twelve internationally published titles, reflecting the popular cultural zeitgeist of our times, including the UK number one bestseller, Wan2tlk? The Little Book of Text Messages. (over 2 million copies sold world wide.)
Christine Manfield is one of Australia's most celebrated chefs, a perfectionist inspired by strong flavours, a creative spirit whose generosity and skills have inspired young chefs, and a writer whose successful books have spiced up the lives of keen cooks from Melbourne to Mumbai and Manhattan. Owner of the award-winning Universal restaurant in Sydney, she has written five highly-acclaimed books: Stir, Spice, Christine Manfield Originals, Christine Manfield Desserts and Fire - A World of Flavour.
Dr Sandi Mann has been a Senior Lecturer of Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire since 1998 and is an expert in emotions, especially in the workplace. She is a Director of The MindTraining Clinic (which specializes in treatment of phobias, panic attacks and anxiety conditions) and Advantage Psychology (which specializes in business-to-business training). She is a regular contributor to various media outlets as an expert psychologist, including radio, television and print media, and writes regularly for several magazines and journals, including the Huffington Post. She is also a successful author of several books on psychology.
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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.
Susannah Marriott is a freelance writer who specialises in issues of parenting, complementary health and folklore. She is an established author with 19 illustrated books to her name, including The Art of Motherhood and Total Meditation for Spruce. Her articles have also appeared in Weekend Guardian, You, Marie Claire, Zest, She and Junior, and she has broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She currently lectures on Professional Writing at University College, Falmouth.
George Marshall is Director of the Climate Outreach and Information Network and has over 17 years' experience in research and campaigning for environmental organisations. He has worked as a senior campaigner for Greenpeace and the Rainforest Foundation, and as a policy consultant to the German and Papua New Guinean governments. He has authored fifteen major reports and won nine awards for his video documentary work.
James Martin is one of Britain's favourite chefs. He wowed the country with his great desserts and cakes in the hugely popular BBC series Sweet Baby James, and also presents Saturday Kitchen on BBC1. He most recently co-presented the BBC's The Great British Village Show, which celebrated the traditional village fête. James won fame for quite a different talent when he reached the semi-finals of the 2005 series of Strictly Come Dancing. He is a consultant to P&O and has his own restaurants on the Ocean Village and Ocean Village Two cruise liners. He has also written several books including The Collection, Delicious!, Great British Dinners and Easy British Food.
Virgilio Martinez was the national skateboarding champion of Peru in the 1990s but, after an accident, decided to study law in Lima. During a holiday job, he discovered his passion for cooking, dropped out of university, and travelled to Canada and then London to become a Cordon Bleu graduate. After working for 10 years in Canada, Europe and Asia he became head chef of Gastón Acurio's restaurant in Bogota. Returning home, he opened his own restaurant, Central, in the Peruvian capital in 2010, recently voted the number one best restaurant by Latin America's 50 Best Restaurants list and 4th position in The World's 50 Best Restaurants ranking. The 37-year-old chef also has two restaurants in London - LIMA and LIMA Floral - celebrating informal modern Peruvian cooking. LIMA is the UK's first and only Peruvian restaurant to be given a Michelin star. Martinez also runs Mater Initiativa - a foundation for research into, and protection of, Peruvian food culture. www.centralrestaurante.com.pe http://www.limalondon.com/