Sir Geoff Hurst played football for West Ham United from 1957-72, before going on to Stoke City and West Brom. He then moved into management at Telford United and Chelsea, after which he left football to pursue his business interests. He won 49 caps for England, scoring 24 goals. He was knighted in 1998 for his services to football.
Adam Hurrey is a London-based football writer. He created the Football Clichés blog in 2007 while working as a TV listings editor and has since contributed articles about the unique language of football to the websites of the Guardian and the Telegraph, among others. He also had trials for Swindon Town as a youngster, but was genuinely rejected for being 'too small'.
Tonya Hurley is a writer and acclaimed independent filmmaker with credits across all platforms of tween and teen entertainment.
Humfrey Hunter is a writer and literary agent. He was the male dating columnist in The London Lite for two years where he wrote weekly stories about his experiences and ghostwrote The Viking, the autobiography of the darts player Andy Fordham, published in 2009. Humfrey has also edited a collection of stories called The Best Day of My Life. Previously, he was a journalist at newspapers including The Sunday Times, the Sun and the London Evening Standard before becoming a PR consultant and then a literary agent.
Seth Hunter is the pseudonym of the author of a number of highly acclaimed and prize-winning adult and children's novels. He has written and directed many historical dramas for television, radio and the theatre. Seth Hunter lives in London.
KATE HUMBLE is a writer and presenter. Her most recent television credits include Volcano Live, Orbit: Earth's Extraordinary Journey, Lambing Live and the long running popular wildlife series Springwatch and Autumnwatch. She is a qualified commercial diver and is the second woman to be appointed President of the RSPB. Kate and Ludo launched their business Humble By Nature in 2012. Based on a working farm in Monmouthshire, they run courses in food, rural skills and animal husbandry. They live nearby on their smallholding with Badger and Bella, a hive of bees and various other hoofed, furred and feathered livestock.
From very early age, Joanne Hull has had an affinity with animals. During her childhood she discovered that her natural psychic ability gave her a connection with animals that was much more intense than she ever imagined possible. Now a TV favourite after her appearances on The Wright Stuff and the Sharon Osbourne Show, her gift has helped thousands of people connect with their pets past & present. Joanne currently lives in Scotland with her fiancée Fraser.
Simon Hughes won four championship medals with Middlesex between 1980 and 1991. He retired in 1994 to write for the Daily Telegraph and commentate for TV. He is the author of one previous book, From Minor to Major.
Kathryn Hughes was born in Altrincham, near Manchester. After completing a secretarial course, Kathryn met her husband and they married in Canada. For twenty-nine years they ran a business together, raised two children and travelled when they could to places such as India, Singapore, South Africa and New Zealand. Kathryn and her family now make their home in a village near Manchester. The Letter, Kathryn's first novel, was a digital #1 and international bestseller, and her second novel The Secret has been highly acclaimed. The Key is Kathryn Hughes' third novel.
Charlotte Hughes is the author of many acclaimed romance and comedy novels. With Janet Evanovich she wrote the bestselling Max Holt novels Full House, Full Tilt, Full Speed and Full Blast. She lives in South Carolina, USA.
Virginia Howes was born and lives in Kent. Following the births of her four children, she decided to train to become a midwife.Having completed her training and spent a number of years working in hospitals, she left the NHS and became an independent midwife in 2000, setting up the Kent Midwifery Practice with her friend Kay in 2003. She is on the board of Independent Midwives UK and is a vocal campaigner for them. She believes passionately in the right for all women to choose a birth that is treated as a normal physiological part of life, rather than a medical emergency.She shares her time between Ashford in Kent, where she lives with her partner Sean and youngest daughter, and the family home in Turkey. All four of her own children are now grown-up and she is grandmother to four boys and a girl, all of whom she has delivered herself at home.
Dorothy Howell was inspired to write her first novel, HANDBAGS AND HOMICIDE by her crazed obsession with designer purses. She lives in Southern California, where there is, thankfully, no rehab program for handbag addiction. Visit her website at www.DorothyHowellNovels.com.
K. J. Howe
K. J. Howe is the Executive Director of ThrillerFest, the annual conference of the International Thriller Writers, and a three-time Daphne du Maurier winner. Due to her father's career in international telecommunications, K. J. Howe lived in Africa, Puerto Rico, Austria, Switzerland and Saudi Arabia. K. J. Howe now lives in Canada. To learn more, follow her on Twitter at @KJHoweAuthor or visit her website: kjhowe.com
Anthony Howard is a distinguished political observer who has been editor of both the Listener and the New Statesman, and has written for the Guardian, The Times, the Sunday Times and the Observer. He is familiar to viewers of BBC TV's 'Panorama' and 'Newsnight', as well as many other political programmes. In 1997 he was made a CBE and now lives in London and Shropshire.
William Horwood was born in Oxford in 1944, the illegitimate last child of five. He was a feature editor with the Daily Mail until 1978 when he began work on the first of his now classic Duncton Chronicles series which became instant international bestsellers.
Billy Hopkins (better known to his family and friends as Wilfred Hopkins) was born in Collyhurst in 1928 and attended schools in Manchester. Before going into higher education, he worked as a copy boy for the Manchester Guardian. He later studied at the Universities of London, Manchester and Leeds and was involved in school-teaching and teacher-training in Liverpool, Manchester, Salford and Glasgow. He also worked in African universities in Kenya, Zimbabwe and Malawi. Billy Hopkins, author, husband and father of six, died aged 83 in 2012.
Liu Hong was born in Manchuria, on China's North-Korean border, in the midst of the Cultural Revolution. She studied English language and literature before moving to Beijing where she worked as a translator for Channel Four and other western TV companies. In 1989 she came to England on an academic scholarship and studied first in Oxford and then in London, where she gained an MA in social anthropology. One of the first mainland Chinese authors writing fiction in English in the UK she has published four novels: STARTLING MOON, THE MAGPIE BRIDGE, THE TOUCH and WIVES OF THE EAST WIND. She is also the translator of the Chinese novel THE CONCUBINE OF SHANGHAI, by Hong Ying. She lives in the West of England.
Ken Hom was born in the United States of Chinese parents. He studied art history at the University of California and lived in nearby Berkeley until 1998 when he moved to south-west France where he is now based permanently. His first BBC television series, Chinese Cookery, in 1984 and its accompanying book assured him a place in the hearts of all those fascinated by Oriental cookery. Together with Ken Hom's Hot Wok and Ken Hom Travels with a Hot Wok, on fusion food, Ken has created a trio of bestsellers which has sold over one and a half million copies around the world.
Oliver Holt worked on the Liverpool Daily Post and Echo for three years before moving to The Times in 1993. He was Motor Racing Correspondent, Chief Football Correspondent and Chief Sports Writer. He joined the Daily Mirror as Chief Sports Writer in 2002. He is now Chief Sport Writer at the Mail on Sunday. His previous books include Miracle at Medinah and GoodFella, with Craig Bellamy.
Linda Holeman is the author of the internationally bestselling historical novels The Linnet Bird, The Moonlit Cage, In a Far Country, and The Saffron Gate, as well as a number of other works of fiction and short fiction. The Moonlit Cage was chosen by Amnesty International UK as one of their 'ten great books on human rights'. Her novels have been translated into eighteen languages. A world traveller, she grew up and was educated in Winnipeg. She currently lives in Toronto.