June Mottershead was born in June 1926 and from the age of 4 lived with the rest of her family at Chester Zoo started by her father in 1930. After working as a Land Girl in the latter stages of WW2 she returned to the zoo to become keeper of the aquarium. In 1949 she married Fred Williams who arrived as bear keeper in 1947. Apart from a break of five years in the fifties which they spent in Australia, June and her husband lived and worked at the zoo where they brought up their three children. A widow since 2012, June continues to live within a short walk of her childhood home.
As a manager, Jose Mourinho is unique in winning eight league titles in four different European countries: in his homeland of Portugal with Porto, in England with Chelsea, in Italy with Inter Milan, and in Spain with Real Madrid. His managerial career may only be 15 seasons' old, but Mourinho has already won 22 trophies - including two Champions League titles. He parted company with Chelsea in December 2015, and is now the manager of Manchester United. This is his first book.
Kate Muir writes a weekly column in the Saturday Times, and has worked as a foreign correspondent in Paris, New York and Washington DC. She was born in Glasgow and now lives in London with her husband and three children.
Janet Mullany was raised in England by half of an amateur string quartet and now lives near Washington, DC. Persecuted from an early age for reading too long in the bathroom, she still loves books and is an avid and eclectic reader. She has worked as an archaeologist, classical music radio announcer, arts publicist, and for a small press.
Alan Mullery MBE made his Fulham debut at 17. He signed for Spurs in 1964 and captained them to FA Cup, League Cup and UEFA Cup successes. He won 35 England caps and played in the 1970 World Cup finals in Mexico, scoring in the classic quarter-final match against West Germany. A final spell at Fulham featured a cup run to Wembley, alongside Bobby Moore. 'Mullers' then became a manager, notably with Brighton where he steered them to two promotions in five years, plus Charlton, Crystal Palace and QPR before joining Sky Sports as a successful TV pundit.
Monica Murphy is the New York Times bestselling author of One Week Girlfriend and its sequel, Second Chance Boyfriend. A native Californian, she lives in the foothills below Yosemite with her husband and three children.For more information, please visit her at http://monicamurphyauthor.com or on her blog http://missmonicamurphy.blogspot.comMurphy also writes romance as Karen Erickson (http://karenerickson.com).
Maura Murphy was born in Clonmore, County Offaly in 1928. She left school when she was 14 with 'no qualifications and fewer prospects'. She worked as a domestic servant in various houses in Dublin until she met and married John Murphy, a soldier stationed at Portobello Barracks. The couple moved to Birmingham, England in 1959 where they reared nine children. They have eleven grandchildren and one great-grandchild.
Born and raised in New York, Yannick Murphy has an MA from New York University. She is the author of several novels for adults as well as short story collections and books for children. Her writing has won many prestigious awards, and she has talked about her work on radio, television and in person across the USA and Canada. She lives in Vermont. You can visit her website at www.yannickmurphy.com.
Elizabeth Murphy was born in Liverpool and has lived in Merseyside all her life. When she was twelve, her father gave her a sixpenny book from a second-hand bookstall, Liverpool Table Talk One Hundred Years Ago, which led to her lifelong interest in Liverpool's history.Throughout her girlhood, she says, there was an endless serial story unfolding in her mind with a constantly changing cast of characters, but it was only in the 1970s that she started to commit the stories to paper.
Andy Murray is currently ranked the number 1 tennis player in the world.He has won three Grand Slam titles: Wimbledon twice (2013, 2016) and the US Open once (2012). He also has two Olympic titles to his name (2012, 2016).Andy led Great Britain to a Davis Cup triumph in 2015, and he has won the BBC's Sports Personality of the Year award a record three times (2013, 2015, 2016).He was knighted in the 2017 New Years Honours list.
Barbara Mutch is South African by birth and currently lives in Surrey but returns to South Africa every year. THE HOUSEMAID'S DAUGHTER is her first novel.
Amy Myers was born in Kent. After taking a degree in English Literature, she was director of a London publishing company and is now a writer and a freelance editor. She is married to an American and they live in a Kentish village on the North Downs. As well as writing the hugely popular Auguste Didier crime series, Amy Myers has also written five Kentish sagas, under the name Harriet Hudson, that are also available in ebook from Headline.
Julie Myerson is the author of nine novels, including the bestselling Something Might Happen and three works of non-fiction, including Home: The Story of Everyone Who Ever Lived In Our House, which was dramatised on BBC Radio 4, and The Lost Child. As a critic and columnist, she has written for many newspapers including the Guardian, the FT, Harpers Bazaar and the New York Times, and she was a regular guest on BBC TV's Newsnight Review. She lives in London and Suffolk with her family.