David Wright began his career as a geography teacher, before moving into teacher training. Together with his wife, Jill, and son and daughter, he has travelled the world extensively, researching new material for educational and children's books. David and Jill Wright are the authors of the highly successful Philip's Children's Atlas, now in its 12th edition.
Janet Wright is a freelance writer specializing in evidence-based medicine and self help.
Liz Wright has kept ducks and geese for over 20 years and currently runs a small village egg round. A keen and committed smallholder, she has been the Editor of Smallholder magazine since 1987.
Antony Worrall Thompson
Antony Worrall Thompson is one of Britain's best loved chefs and a father of four. He became a Saturday morning staple on our TV screens with Saturday Kitchen on the BBC and Saturday Cooks on ITV and also appeared on Ready Steady Cook for many years. He currently presents Daily Cooks Challenge on ITV. He is the chef-proprietor of Kew Grill and Windsor Grill, a food shop, Windsor Larder, and has a pub near his home, The Greyhound. Antony has written numerous bestselling books, including Real Family Food, Fast Family Food and Antony Makes it Easy for Mitchell Beazley.
Carol Woolton is a leading authority on jewellery, having lectured and written widely on antique and modern jewellery for newspapers and magazines around the world. She's been British Vogue's jewellery editor for 14 years and has published three books: Fashion for Jewels: 100 years of styles and icons, Drawing Jewels for Fashion and Precious Jewels about the world's leading designers.
Richard C. Woolfson
Dr Richard Woolfson PhD PGCE MAppSCi CPsychol FBPsS is a child psychologist with expertise in childhood development, parenting problems and family issues. He has written widely on child development and family life and is the author of several books on the subject. He also contributes to websites, appears regularly on radio and television and runs training workshops for parents and early-years professionals.
James Wong is a Kew-trained botanist, writer and broadcaster based in London, England. Graduating with a master of science degree in Ethnobotany in 2006, he has pursued his key research interests of under-utilised crop species & traditional food systems through field work in rural Ecuador, Java & Southern China. He is the author of the best-selling books Grow Your Own Drugs and Homegrown Revolution, as well as a presenter of programmes including BBC2's award-winning Grow Your Own Drugs and Countryfile and Radio 4's Gardeners' Question Time.Becoming an RHS ambassador in 2014, James is passionate about communicating plant science to new audiences in relevant and accessible ways. With his obsession for food nearly eclipsing his love of plants, James's small London garden serves as a testing station for all manner of crops and horticultural ideas from around the world.
With his restaurant declared one of 2013's best by both Fay Maschler of the Evening Standard and Nick Lander of The Financial Times, Andrew Wong is doing something extraordinary that is attracting attention and accolades from top critics, chefs and foodies from London and further afield. After studying social anthropology at LSE, Andrew decided to study catering on a whim. Little did he know that this would become a turning point, with food taking over his entire life for the next 13 years through his passion and hard work. After stints in kitchens across London, Andrew decided to travel around China, moving from kitchen to kitchen - from a noodle stand in Chengdu to the Millennium Hotel in Qingdoa. Upon returning to London, he opened A. Wong to rave reviews from the Evening Standard, the Guardian, The Independent and The Times. He also won Chinese Masterchef in the UK in 2013. Just nine months after opening, the restaurant's modern exploration of regional Chinese cuisine resulted in it being rated as one of the best Chinese restaurants in the UK by The Good Food Guide, as well as winning a coveted Michelin Bib Gourmand in 2014. When he isn't at work in his kitchen, Andrew contributes to the Ming ai Chinese cultural project, teaches the art of noodle pulling and occasionally appears on TV (he taught renowned British baker Paul Hollywood how to pull noodles on BBC1). Find out more about A. Wong online at awong.co.uk or on Twitter at @awongSW1.
The Women's Weekly
The Australian Women's Weekly is the bestselling cookery series of all time (source: Nielsen Bookscan).The Australian Women's Weekly is an extraordinarily successful global cookery brand, built over 30 years, having sold over 70 million books in over 100 countries around the world.So what's the secret? It's the world famous Test Kitchen and the 3 Rs: RANGE, RELIABILITY & the RECIPESRANGE Delicious recipes for every occasion covering cuisine from around the world - where there's food, there's a Women's Weekly cookbook. RELIABILITY All the books are TRIPLE TESTED(r) for guaranteed results.And finally, the RECIPESEach recipe is clearly and vividly photographed to illustrate your finished dish and they taste fantastic. The recipes work every time.
Andrew Wilson is a founding Director of The London School of Garden Design and an award winning garden designer, lecturer and writer. He is Chief Assessor for the RHS for show gardens and has been assessing and judging for over 12 years, mainly at Chelsea and Hampton Court flower shows. He writes a regular column for Gardens Illustrated and has contributed to a series of books, including Influential Gardeners, The Book of Garden Plans and the Book of Plans for Small Gardens (all Mitchell Beazley). He is also the founding editor of The Garden Design Journal and regularly contributes to the RHS journal The Garden.
Tim Wilson was born and brought up in Peterborough on the edge of the Fens. He was a student on the University of East Anglia MA Course in Creative Writing under Malcolm Bradbury and Angela Carter. He still lives in Peterborough.
Michael Williams is an author and journalist specialising in tractors and farm machinery. He has written 15 books about the development of tractors and agricultural steam power.
Dr. Frances Williams is a general practitioner based in London who has worked with hundreds of new parents and babies. In addition to managing a practice, Dr. Williams has contributed to a number of health and medical books aimed at the general public.
Mark is an exceptionally talented self-taught photographer who delights in taking portraits in simple settings and extracting every last ounce of colour, texture and, crucially, natural light. Mark prides himself on working with an entry level Canon SLR, and a variety of lenses, though mainly a standard 50mm f1.8 lens. His personal photographic journey started when he was bought the wonderful Olympus Trip for his 12th birthday.www.weeklyimogen.com
Karen Wild BA (Hons) Dip App Psy, is a full-time, qualified U.K. dog trainerand behaviour consultant with over 17 years' experience. She has an honours degree and diploma in Psychology from the University ofNottingham, is a full member of the Association of Pet Behaviour Counsellorsand is an Associate Member of the British Institute of Professional DogTrainers. Karen deals with dog behaviour problems in a family-oriented, practical waybased in solid scientific fact. Her experience has ranged from classteaching, obedience, flyball, agility and working trials competition torunning a popular dog display team. Karen formed her company Pawprint for behavioural consultations andtraining, and Intellidogs which specialises in online advice in this area.Her passion is to create and rebuild the 'enjoyment factor' that can comefrom pet dog ownership Karen's work with dogs and young people includes her programme to bring moredogs into schools in the UK as well as a heavy focus on children and safetyaround dogs. She is a regular contributor to Dogs Today Magazine and she isa regular blogger for Dr Ian Dunbar's revolutionary website, Dog Star Daily.
Fiona Wilcock, MSc, PGCE, BA, RPHNutr, has, as a freelance nutrition consultant, written widely on diet in pregnancy, infancy and the early years. Fiona has worked with the British Nutrition Foundation as a nutrition scientist. She has been nutrition expert for Mother & Baby magazine for several years and has provided nutrition consultancy for the UK's Health Education Authority and Marks & Spencer.
Jeff Wignall, former camera columnist for the New York Times and Technical Editor of Photo District News, has written numerous best-selling books, including The Joy of Digital Photography. A frequent contributor to many photo magazines (Popular Photography, American Photo, Outdoor Photographer and PC Photo Digital), Jeff shoots advertising and advertorial work for major clients including Sony, Canon, Nikon, and Olympus; thousands of his photos have been published in every print medium.
Rosalind Widdowson has taught, lectured and practised the arts of classical and modern dance, yoga, relaxation, meditation, massage and natural health therapies for more than 30 years. She has written a number of books on natural health subjects.
Sue Whiting studied at the London College of Fashion and has worked in the needlecrafts industry for over 30 years. She has written and collaborated on a wide variety of needlecraft books, but her main passion lies with knitting and crochet.
Marco Pierre White
Marco Pierre White - the original 'enfant terrible', has earned his place in British culinary history as much for his strong temperament as for his unique talent as a chef. The youngest chef ever to earn three Michelin stars, he has become not only a star chef of international renown and food icon of our time, but also a multimillionaire entrepreneur. His growing empire of restaurants includes L'Escargot, the Mirabelle, Luciano, and the Frankie's chain. He is opening Marcos in September.