Caroline Taggart was born in London of Scottish parents, spent most of her childhood in New Zealand and went to university in Sheffield. Confused for some time, she now thinks of herself as a Londoner, but continues to change allegiance whenever it suits her, particularly during the rugby season. Having worked in publishing for 11 years, she gave up a perfectly respectable job to become a freelance editor in 1989. Since then she has worked bizarre hours, gone out to lunch a lot and indulged her lifelong dislike of getting up in the morning.
Former restaurateur and father of two Philippe Tahon switched careers - and countries - to become one of Europe's most sought after therapists and weight loss gurus who has helped hundreds of people free themselves from fad dieting, lose weight and keep it off for good. The best-kept secret of celebrities and therapists, his revolutionary approach has sparked national media interest.Philippe has a deep understanding of weight and self-image issues, having gone through a 15 year period of yo-yo weight loss and regain. After years of frustration and guilt, Philippe sold his Brussels restaurants, retrained as a psychotherapist and came up with his own unique weight loss programme. This not only helped him lose all five stone (70lbs) of his excess weight in less than a year but, in gently reprogramming his mind to create a benevolent self-awareness, it also improved his self-esteem.For the past 17 years, he has dedicated his life to helping hundreds of people face up to eating disorders and issues surrounding addiction and self-image. Whether celebrities or journalists, actors or housewives, almost all his clients have had amazing - and lasting - results.Find out more about Philippe at www.philippetahon.com.
Nicci Talbot is a freelance writer for many national newspapers and magazines, specialising in sexuality, health and wellbeing. She has recently completed a sex therapy course at Birkbeck University, London.
Dhan Tamang is UK Latte Art Champion 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 and 2017, as well as a finalist at the 2016 World Latte Art Championship. He is renowned in the coffee art world for his use of colour and the precision of his designs. Originally from Nepal, Dhan has been demonstrating his techniques the world over and training would-be baristas from his coffee lab in the UK.
Nicolas Brulez is a photographer and creator of The Tattoorialist website. For the past 3 years he has documented the tattoos of hundreds of people from around the world.
David Taylor is an eminent and highly respected veterinary surgeon. He founded the International Zoo Veterinary Group in 1969 and now travels widely across the globe, treating everything from giant pandas to killer whales. He is the author of over 40 pet care books including the bestsellers The Ultimate Dog, You and Your Dog and Hamlyn's My Dog is a Genius, as well as Test Your Dog's IQ, another title in the Hamlyn All Colour Petcare range. He has also appeared on several TV shows.
Tony Taylor is an internationally respected writer, performance coach and director of the Alliance for Lucid Living, and was a contributor to Godsfield's The Encyclopedia of Mind, Body, Spirit.
Johan Tell is a freelance writer and former editor of the travel magazine Vagabond. He has written several award-winning books and has also helped other adventurous travellers to tell their stories. Tell is a lecturer, mainly in the environmental field - and, above all, a cycling enthusiast.
Liz Temperley draws inspiration from the natural world to create her unique handmade illustrations. She loves to create beautiful things and creates charming artwork and witty captions to make people smile.
Lorraine Thomas is the UK's leading parent coach, and Chief Executive of The Parent Coaching Academy, a pioneering organization working with parents of children of all ages in the UK, USA, Europe and China. Lorraine appears regularly in the national media and is the author of several books.
Hilary Thomas has lectured in Garden Design at the highly-regarded Capel Manor Horticultural College in London, UK. She has been designing gardens for 15 years and teaching students the essential techniques for 12 years since establishing the first planting design course at Capel Manor.
Widely acclaimed as the western world's authority on Thai food, David Thompson is one of Australia's foremost chefs, restaurateurs and food writers. He is also an eloquent ambassador for Thai culture. Through his previous book Thai Food, and his acclaimed restaurants in Sydney and London, he has increased the awareness and appreciation of authentic Thai cooking worldwide.
Sophie Thompson is the founder of Sister & Co, stocked in Oliver Bonas, Anthropologie, Space NK and department stores, plus several independents. Sophie gave up her career as a lawyer after travelling to India and being given raw coconut oil there to clear up her skin. On returning home she couldn't find the same grade of coconut oil here and decided to source it herself, launching her first product in 2014. Now the range features incredible sounding products including almond milk bath soak with black cardamom and raw coconut lip tonic with lemon myrtle and wild mint.Find out more on Instagram @sisterandcoskinfood, Twitter @SisterandCo and at www.sisterandcompany.com.
Vincent Thurkettle is a woodsman. After spending his childhood roaming the Somerset countryside, he left school at 16 to work on an the Huntley Estate in Gloucestershire. He subsequently trained as a Chartered Forester, and worked for the Forestry Commission, retiring in 2005.
Adrian Tierney-Jones is a freelance journalist whose work appears in BrewersGuardian, The Daily Telegraph, Class, The Morning Advertiser, The Field and Beers of the Worldamongst others.He has written several books on the subject:West Country Ales, Pubsfor Families and The Big Book of Beer, and is the editor of the Society of IndependentBrewers South West's Brewers Herald. Tierney-Jones is an expert taster and talkeron the world of beer, and also writes about cider.He was the silver award winner inthe British Guild of Beer Writer's Award for National Journalism in 2006 andawarded the Guild's Budweiser Budvar John White Travel Bursary in 2007.
Anna Tillman was knitting scarves for her teddy bears by the time she was six years old, and began her knitting career at Rowan Yarns. She launched her own online yarn shop, Web of Wool, in 2002 and made the virtual store into an actual shop in 2004. Anna is the author of Knitted Dog Coats, also published by Hamlyn.
Food and Russian culture are two of Alissa's greatest passions. Born to a family of avid readers and lovers of all things cinematic, she grew up exposed to the classics of Russian and world cinema and literature.History was also a subject that resonated in her household: Alissa's great-grandmother Rosalia and her son Yuri (my grandpa) were Jewish-Ukrainian Holocaust survivors, and she'd also witnessed the Russian Revolution as a child in the late 1910s. Sometimes she felt that she too had lived through those monumental historical episodes, so vivid were their stories. Eventually Alissa realized that it is through food that she could establish the most profound and meaningful connection to her family, and to her great-grandma in particular. Within a year of setting up her Instagram account, Alissa had decided to quit her job and embark on a new project that would encompass her love of food and expertise in cinema: a cinema-supper club called KinoVino. Since its launch in 2015, KinoVino has established a reputation as one of London's most original projects, redefining the food and film scene and featured in Vogue, Olive, Vice, The Curious Pear, Khoollect, Time Out, the Telegraph and on BBC Radio 4's Food Programme. Partnerships, clients and collaborations include AirBnB, Pantone, Seedlip, Tanqueray, The Severn Sisters, Adidas, The Food Network and the Evening Standard. Alissa was also shortlisted for the 2017 Young British Foodie Awards.Find out more on Instagram @borsch_and_no_tears, Twitter @borschnotears and at www.kinovino.org.
Wil Tirion, who lives in the Netherlands, is the most highly regarded cartographer of celestial maps and charts in the world today.
Britain's favourite gardener, Alan Titchmarsh, is the main presenter of the BBC's television coverage of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. He is known worldwide for his expertise in gardening and for his many internationally bestselling books.
Cyrus Todiwala OBE, DL, was born in Bombay and rose to become Executive Chef of the Taj Group of hotels in India. Looking for a new challenge, he moved to Britain, where he has lived for more than twenty years. As well as running three successful restaurants in London, he has written a number of cookery books and in 2013 co-presented The Incredible Spice Men on BBC TV. He also makes frequent appearances on BBC Saturday Kitchen and in other media.