Alysa Levene is a social history at Oxford Brookes University, Oxford (and enthusiastic amateur baker). She has researched and published articles and books on a variety of topics which connect with this book: the history of childhood, health, the family, and food.
Josh Levin is the editorial director of Slate and the host of the sports podcast Hang Up and Listen. He previously worked at the Washington City Paper and has written for Sports Illustrated, the Atlantic, GQ, and Play: The New York Times Sports Magazine. He was born and raised in New Orleans and is a graduate of Brown University. He lives in Washington, D.C.
Andrea Levy was born in England to Jamaican parents who came to Britain in 1948. After attending writing workshops when she was in her mid-thirties, Levy began to write the novels that she, as a young woman, had always wanted to read - entertaining novels that reflect the experiences of black Britons, which look at Britain and its changing population and at the intimacies that bind British history with that of the Caribbean. She has written six books, including SMALL ISLAND, which was the unique winner of both the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Whitbread book of the Year, in addition to the Commonwealth Writer's Prize and the Orange Prize 'Best of the Best'. Her most recent novel, THE LONG SONG, won the Walter Scott Prize and was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.
Pam Lewis was born in Los Angeles California and has lived in Montreal, New Jersey, Washington DC, New York, San Francisco, and Middlesex Vermont. She now lives in rural Storrs Connecticut and travels extensively.
Tony Lewis won a double Blue (cricket and rugby) at Cambridge before starting a career in cricket for Glamorgan and England, whom he captained eight times. He was a BBC broadcaster from 1974-98, and then became president of the MCC from 1998-2000.
John Lewis-Stempel is the author and editor of numerous previous books including England: The Autobiography and Eye-witness D-Day. He lives on a farm in Herefordshire with his wife and two children.
Jeannie Lin is a USA Today bestselling and award-winning author best known for bringing Tang Dynasty China to historical romance. She also writes Opium War steampunk. Find her online at www.jeannielin.com, and connect with her on Twitter @JeannieLin, and Facebook at www.facebook.com/JeannieLinOfficialPage.
Johanna Lindsey is world renowned for her 'mastery of historical romance' (Entertainment Weekly), with more than sixty million copies of her novels sold. She is the author of fifty-one previous bestselling novels, many of which reached the number one spot on the New York Times bestseller list. Johanna lives in New Hampshire with her family.
Elinor Lipman`s sharp, funny, life-enhancing fiction is loved by readers everywhere, and by writers as varied as Anita Shreve and Nigella Lawson, Maggie O`Farrell and Carol Shields. Her novels include The Inn at Lake Devine, Isabel`s Bed and The Way Men Act. Lipman`s novel Then She Found Me was the basis for a major film of the same name, released in 2008. She lives in New York.
Tess grew up at Shipton Mill and is a passionate home cook, having learned with the Shipton experts. Lovingly rebuilt by friends and family, the Mill celebrates the community ethos and values it was founded on: 'a time for everything, and everything in its own time'.John Lister discovered the derelict site in 1981 and founded the Mill as it stands now. Lovingly rebuilt by friends and family, it celebrates the community ethos and values it was founded on. The Mill has also been featured in various television series, including the BBC's Kitchen Secrets by Raymond Blanc.
Dominic Littlewood spent 15 years in car sales and made his first TV appearance on Channel 4's Faking It, where he taught a vicar how to be a second-hand car dealer in just one month. He has presented BBC 2's Wrong Car Right Car, BBC1's To Buy or Not to Buy and BBC2's How I Made My Property Fortune. In 2006 he began presenting Don't Get Done, Get Dom, in which he resolves consumer and bureaucratic nightmares. Dominic is also a reporter on The One Show, contributes to Top Gear magazine, and has written pieces for the motoring section of the Daily Telegraph. Most recently he competed on BB1's Strictly Come Dancing.
Stephen Lloyd Jones
Stephen Lloyd Jones's debut novel, The String Diaries, was a BBC Radio 2 Book Club selection, a Kindle Editor's Pick, and was translated into nine languages. The Disciple is his third novel, and his previous books have been optioned for television. Aside from his family, Stephen's passions are strong coffee, telling stories and spending time in the mountains. He lives with his wife and three young sons.
Phoebe Locke is the pseudonym of full-time writer Nicci Cloke. She previously worked at the Faber Academy, and hosted London literary salon Speakeasy. She lives and writes in Cambridgeshire.THE TALL MAN is Phoebe Locke's debut thriller and was published in summer 2018.
Kenny Logan is Scottish rugby's most capped winger with 70 caps, and he played in three World Cups and numerous Five and Six Nations campaigns for his country. After winning the Scottish League Championship with his local team, Stirling County, in 1997 he transferred to Wasps where he won three English league titles, two English Cups, a European Challenge Cup and the Heineken Cup. He is now heavily involved in charity work and has recently appeared in the Strictly Come Dancing tour. He lives in Kew with his wife, the sports presenter Gabby Logan, and their twins.
Dr Robert Lomas lectures in engineering at Bradford University, and was involved in the early development of personal computers. He is the author of many bestselling books, including international bestsellers on Freemasonry such as THE HIRAM KEY and URIEL'S MACHINE.
Laura London is the pen name for the husband and wife writing team Tom and Sharon Curtis. Married more than forty years, Tom and Sharon published ten historical and contemporary romance novels from 1976 to 1986, many of which have come to be regarded as classics in the genre. The Windflower is in numerous top 100 lists of best romances of the twentieth century, including on Goodreads, The Romance Reader, All About Romance, and Dear Author.Find out the latest at www.facebook.com/lauralondonauthor.
Graham Lord was literary editor and weekly books columnist of the Sunday Express for many years, during which time he interviewed almost every major novelist and bestseller, from P.G. Wodehouse to Ruth Rendell. He is an author of both non-fiction and fiction.
Demi Lovato is one of the most successful pop stars in the world and has released 5 albums. Her most recent album Confident has been nominated for a Grammy Award. She was the star of the record-breaking Camp Rock franchise as well as Sonny with a Chance. Outside of the entertainment industry, Demi is involved with several social and environmental causes. She started The Lovato Treatment Scholarship Program in 2013 and also serves as an official Ambassador for We Day as well as Free the Children.
Emma has narrated audio books in the UK and for RTE Radio by writers including Jennifer Johnston, Eilis Ni Dhuibhne, Marian Keyes, Deirdre Purcell and Maeve Binchy. Film/TV: Brooklyn, Foyles War (ITV), Fair City and The Clinic (RTE). Theatre: Hamlet (Smock Alley), Tiny Plays (Fishamble), Comedy of Errors (Rosemary Branch).
Anthony Loyd is an award-winning special correspondent for THE TIMES. A former army officer, he served in Northern Ireland and the first Gulf war, then left the army in 1991. At the start of 1993 he hitchhiked to Bosnia, living there throughout the war until 1996. His critically acclaimed book, MY WAR GONE BY, I MISS IT SO, was the result of his experiences there and parallel battles with heroin addiction. He has subsequently worked in numerous conflict zones including Iraq, Afghanistan, Kosovo, Chechnya, Ethiopia, Algeria and Sierre Leone. In addition to THE TIMES, his stories have been published in the NEW YORK TIMES MAGAZINE, ESQUIRE, GQ, ARENA, the SUNDAY TIMES and the SUNDAY TELEGRAPH. Twice commended for his work in the British Press Awards, he was also nominated Foreign Freelancer of the Year in 1994 for his coverage in Bosnia. In 2001 he was voted Foreign Correspondent of the Year for his work in Afghanistan post-September 11th.