Clive Gifford is a World Cup winning footballer ... in his dreams! Clive was captain of his school team and can still take a mean, curling free kick, but he is an award-winning author who has written over 100 books, many on football for young people. Clive has watched matches all over the world, from crucial World Cup qualifiers in Chile and Mexico, to a casual kick-about on a seriously sloping pitch on the side of amountain in Nepal. He lives in Manchester with his pet cat, Reg, and supports Queens Park Rangers - well, someone has to!
Ann Gillanders is a world-renowned reflexologist and author of the best-selling Reflexology: A step-by-step guide, The Family Guide to Reflexology and Reflexology for Back Pain. Ann is principal of the British School of Reflexology, editor of Healing Points magazine, and is well known for her lectures and broadcasts on reflexology. She has taught and trained therapists in reflexology for over 25 years.
Claire Gillman is an experienced journalist, writer and broadcaster. She is the consultant editor of Kindred Spirit magazine; she contributes to many leading women's magazines and has written on health and parenting for The Times and other national newspapers. In the past, she was the editor of a number of consumer and specialist women's magazine titles including Health & Fitness magazine and Girl About Town.
All three authors appeared in previous 'farm' series, including 'Edwardian Farm' and the award-winning 'Victorian Farm' as well as 'Tales from the Green Valley' (all BBC2).Peter Ginn studied archaeology at University College London and has since been an archaeological digger, supervisor and teacher.
Eva Gizowska is a Freelance Journalist specialising in Health, Wellbeing, Lifestyle and General Features. She has written for a variety of publications including: The Independent, The London Paper, Guardian, Sunday Times - Style, Saturday Times, Times - T2, Daily Mail, The Mail on Saturday - Weekend, The Daily Express, Daily Express, The Mirror, Evening Standard, Grazia, SHE, Zest, Health & Fitness, BMI Voyager, Trip Magazine, Boots Magazine, BUPA Magazine, Asda Magazine, Healthy Living, Cosmopolitan, REAL and Spirit & Destiny. She is also the author of:Bathing for Health, Beauty and Relaxation (Quarto) - includes a section on Spas in the UK and abroad Pilates in 15 Minutes (Thorsons) Seduce (MQ Publications Ltd). Shape The Walking Plan (for Barnes & Noble)Minute Facials - gift/booklet set (Andrews McMeel Publishing)
Suzi Godson runs the successful London-based design group Unlimited. She is the author of bestselling titles including The Sex Book, The Body Book, Sexploration and Women Unlimited. She wrote the weekly 'S is for Sex' column in the Independent on Sunday, has been the weekly sex columnist for The Times since 2004 and is a regular contributor to a variety of magazines, including Psychologies, Elle and Cosmopolitan. In 2011 she launched www.moresexdaily.com, a free resource which aims to help couples sustain sex in long-term relationships. The site hosts a wealth of news, research and advice from guest experts and is the vehicle for a major new survey into sexual frequency. She lives in London with her husband and her four daughters.
Tanya Goodin is an award-winning digital entrepreneur, a digital detox specialist and founder of Time To Log Off.https://www.itstimetologoff.com/
Historian Ruth Goodman is an expert in nineteenth-century social and domestic history and has appeared in a number of television series, most recently 'Victorian Pharmacy'. She spent ten years as a historical advisor to the Royal Shakespeare Company's Globe Theatre and also appeared in the BBC2 programme 'Tales from the Banquet Hall'.
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.
Christie Goodwin is a British photographer with a career that spans over 35 years. She has worked for Ed Sheeran, Katy Perry, Taylor Swift, One Direction, Paul McCartney, Rod Stewart and other top recording artists. Christie's work appears on CDs, DVDs and tour merchandise, and in international publications, books and exhibitions. When not on the road in a tour bus, Christie is at home in London, where she regularly shoots as official photographer for the Royal Albert Hall. She can be found on both instagram and twitter @christiegoodwin.
Rosie Goodwin lives and works in east London. Her work in film and media is inspired by her London walks and her more distant travels.
Emily Gosling is a freelance editor and writer based in London. She has contributed to Vice, Huffington Post, AnOther magazine and was previously deputy editor at It's Nice That.
Joanna Goss embraces playfulness and joy in her delightful and original watercolors. Her unmistakable style and contemporary pattern-based paintings have earned her recognition from across the web. The bright, vibrant designs she creates continually lend themselves to unique applications.From custom stationery to textiles, Goss' nostalgic and of-the-moment sensibilities have landed her retail lines with top national brands. In addition to her popular patterns, she is known for painting colorfully whimsical portraits of people and animals.Goss has a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Painting from Northern Illinois University. She lives with her boyfriend and their two cats in Aurora, Illinois.
Olympe de Gouges
Olympe de Gouges (1748-93) was a French playwright, activist and feminist whose powerful polemics against racial and sexual injustice won her a wide audience in the years before and during the French Revolution. Her most vital, The Declaration of the Rights of Women and of the Female Citizen (1791) was written in response to the revolutionary Declaration of the Rights of Man (1789), highlighting its inherent sex bias and addressing key issues of women's rights that it had failed to cover. De Gouges' refusal to conform to revolutionary orthodoxy, and her continuing protests against its injustices, cost her dearly: she was beheaded in Paris in November 1793, at the age of 45. Notorious in her lifetime, and well-known in France, she is one of the most important figures in the history of feminism.
Kate Gould has been creating award-winning gardens throughout London and south-east England for twenty years. She specialises in transforming ordinary small spaces into the extraordinary. She has won five gold medals and two silver gilt medals as well as 'Best in Show' at the RHS Chelsea Flower Show. Her 2018 Wild West End garden has been recreated in Old Quebec Street to create a tranquil space metres from Oxford Street and make the area more green.
Amy Goyer has been involved in intergenerational issues and programs at the local, state, national and international level for 25 years. She has written and lectured extensively about the issues of family, aging and building intergenerational relationships, and worked with the American Association of Retired Persons for 15 years in a number of roles. A recognised media authority, Amy currently serves as Senior Vice President of Outreach for Grandparents.com, the premier online destination for grandparents, where she is responsible for developing programmes to enhance the relationships among grandparents, grandchildren and parents.
Nicola Graimes has been editing and writing books on the subject of healthy nutrition for children for the past 19 years. Nicola is particularly interested in healthy eating, organic food and children's diets, and her unpretentious, contemporary style of cooking is very much in touch with the requirements of modern parents.Nicola Graimes has had many books published in the UK including The Baby Cookbook, The Toddler Cookbook, Foods that Heal Cookbook, and The Vegan Cookbook. Nicola was editor of the UK's Vegetarian Living Magazine and The Vegetarian, the monthly magazine published on behalf of The Vegetarian Society. She has also written for The Sunday Express and is a member of The Guild of Food Writers. Nicola Graimes is a young, contemporary cook and is in touch with the requirements of modern parents. She knows what works and what doesn't, and is fully up-to-date with the latest nutritional information and ingredients.
Paula Grainger is a well-known Medical Herbalist and member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists with respected practices in Santa Cruz, California, and her native England. She works with clients using herbs and nutrition to maximise wellness, as well as teaching natural and herbal lifestyle classes. She is joint author of Infuse (Hamlyn, 2016). She can be found on Instagram @paulagrainger and she blogs on all things herbal at www.paulagrainger.com.
Amanda Grant is a broadcaster, mother of three, and highly regarded food writer. She writes for a variety of national newspapers and magazines on how to teach children about food, and frequently speaks on radio. She is the food editor for Woman's Journal and Prima Baby, and is a regular columnist for Organic Life magazine. She has written several books, including Healthy Baby & Toddler Foods, Healthy Eating for Pregnancy, The Powerfood Cookbook, The New Vegan Cookbook, and Lunchbox. Her television appearances include her own series 'Power Food' for Carlton Food Network, BBC2's Food & Drink, and as GMTV's Back to School Expert.
Paul Gravett is a London-based freelance journalist, curator, lecturer, writer and broadcaster, who has worked in comics publishing and promotion since 1981.