Christopher Radmann is from South Africa, but has lived in the UK for the last twelve years. He is currently Head of Sixth Form and Head of English at a boarding school in Hampshire, England, where he lives with his wife and two children.
With an inquisitiveness second only to Norris Cole, Tim Randall became a journalist, writing about television and interviewing some of TV's most familiar faces for newspaper supplements and magazines. A British TV buff, his recent books include the bestselling Fifty Years Of Coronation Street and Rainbow Unzipped.
Sarah Randell is a food writer and editor and was Food Director at Sainsbury's Magazine for over ten years. She previously worked as food editor for Delia Smith's cookery books and on many of Delia's BBC TV programmes. Sarah lives in London with her husband and little boy Archie.Follow her on Twitter @2015bittersweetwww.potofmarmalade.uk
Esther Rantzen made her name producing and presenting the long-running BBC series That's Life, and since then has made a number of pioneering programmes on subjects such as childbirth, mental health and child abuse. She is President of Childline, which she founded in 1986, and a trustee of the NSPCC, as well as a Patron of a number of other charities. She was married to Desmond Wilcox until his death in 2000.
Jay Rayner is an award-winning journalist, writer and broadcaster. He has been reviewing restaurants for the Observer since the late '90s and in 2006 was named critic of the year in the British Press Awards. He recently presented 'Dispatches: The True Cost of Cheap Food' as part of Channel 4's series, The Great British Food Fight.
Kate Reardon has spent twenty years at the cutting edge of women's publishing. She started as a fashion assistant at American Vogue and at 21 was made Fashion Editor of Tatler. She has contributed to most major British newspapers and written three colums in The Times - who named her one of Britain's best writers. She is currently a Contributing Editor at Vanity Fair. She lives in London during the week and goes to her cottage in Wiltshire at the weekends - as a home worker she finds this helps her remember what day of the week it is.
Christy Reece grew up in a small, quiet community in Alabama. For her, books were an entrance into far away worlds, wild adventures and fantastical journeys. If she wasn't reading, then the characters in her head entertained her, telling about their lives and amazing adventures. It wasn't until much later in life that she started writing their stories down. Now, she and her characters are thrilled to share those adventures with the world. Christy is the author of the New York Times bestselling Last Chance Rescue romantic suspense series. She also writes steamy, southern suspense under the pen name, Ella Grace. Christy lives in Alabama with her husband, five precocious fur-kids and one incredibly shy turtle.
Siân Rees has a degree in history from Oxford University. The bestselling work of narrative non-fiction THE FLOATING BROTHEL was her first book.
Richard Reeves, along with John Knell, are co-founders of the Intelligence Agency, a strategy and research consultancy. Their roster of clients includes BT, Accenture, Sky, PricewaterhouseCoopers, NESTA, PepsiCo, the Arts Council, Orange and the BBC. They are both contributors to the Whitehall Top Management Programme. Richard is currently European Business Speaker of the Year. He is a columnist and editor-at-large for Management Today.
Christopher Reich was born in Tokyo and grew up in Los Angeles. He worked in a major Swiss bank in Geneva until 1995, when he decided to pursue writing full-time. He lives in California and Switzerland and is the author of four previous bestselling thrillers, NUMBERED ACCOUNT, THE RUNNER, THE FIRST BILLION and THE DEVIL'S BANKER.
Katie Reus fell in love with romance at a young age thanks to books she'd pilfered from her mom's stash. After changing majors too many times to count, she finally graduated with a degree in psychology. She now spends her days writing dark paranormal romance. She currently lives near Biloxi, Mississippi, with her family. When she's not creating stories she can usually be found spending time with her family or one of the many eclectic animals they've adopted over the years.Find out more about Katie by visiting www.katiereus.com, connect with her on Facebook at www.facebook.com/katiereusauthor and Twitter @katiereus.
Amanda Reynolds teaches Creative Writing in Cheltenham, where she lives with her family. Close To Me is her debut novel.
Eva Rice has written five novels and one non-fiction book. Her third novel, The Lost Art of Keeping Secrets, was a Richard and Judy Book Club Choice. Her latest novel is Love Notes for Freddie. She is married to a musician and has three children. She lives in London.
Zoe Rice grew up in Brooklyn and now lives in Manhattan. She graduated cum laude from Yale, where her friends thought she should have majored in Art History. She then spent four years editing while her friends told her she should write. She hopes they're happy now.
Sir Cliff Richard - singer, actor, businessman - was born in India in 1940 and moved to Britain in 1947. He burst onto the rock'n'roll scene in 1958 with his hit single Move It and was then known as Britain's answer to Elvis Presley. His showbiz career includes starring roles in film and television, and in 1995 he became the first rock star to be knighted.
Ben Richards was born in 1964, and lives in London. His first novel, THROWING THE HOUSE OUT OF THE WINDOW, won the Texaco/Eastside award for first-time novelists in 1994. He has taught Development Studies at the University of Birmingham and at University College, London, where he specialises in Latin America. As well as writing novels, Ben Richards has contributed short stories and articles to a number of magazines and anthologies.
Nigel Richardson is an award-winning travel writer and the former deputy travel editor of the Daily Telegraph.
Baron Richards of Herstmonceux served in the Far East, Germany and Northern Ireland before commanding deployments in East Timor and Sierra Leone, where his intervention in the civil war, without official sanction from London, proved decisive in ending years of factional fighting. He later served with NATO and led ISAF forces in Afghanistan.David Richards became Commander-in-Chief Land Forces of the British Army in 2008 and held that role until 2009, when he was appointed Chief of the General Staff. In 2010 he was appointed as Chief of the Defence Staff, the professional head of the British Armed Forces, and served in that position until 2013. He was made a Life Peer in February 2014.
Eddie Richardson was born in 1936 and grew up in wartorn south London. He forged a career as a businessman and became, together with his brother Charlie, head of a criminal gang that dominated London south of the Thames in the 1960s. After spending more than 20 years of his life in prison - where he learnt to paint - he is now retired and an acclaimed artist in his own right.
John Connolly was born in Dublin. He is the bestselling author of eighteen books, including the Charlie Parker series and THE BOOK OF LOST THINGS, and an editor of the prizewinning non-fiction anthology BOOKS TO DIE FOR. CONQUEST is his twentieth published book. Jennifer Ridyard was born in England and grew up in South Africa, where she worked as a journalist for many years. CONQUEST is her first novel. John and Jennifer live in Dublin.