Martin O'Brien was educated at The Oratory School and Hertford College, Oxford. He was Travel Editor at British Vogue in the 1970s and has written for a number of international publications. He is the author of six previous Jacquot novels and lives with his wife and daughters near Cirencester in Gloucestershire.
Iain Pattinson wrote Humphrey Lyttelton's scripts for I'm Sorry I Haven't A Clue for the thick end of fifteen years. He didn't bother with the clever end. Before writing for Humph, Iain supplied the chairman's script for The News Quiz and many opening monologues for Loose Ends, also on BBC Radio 4. He was plucked from obscurity to write his first series of Clue in 1992 and subsequently went on to be plucked from obscurity twice a year thereafter to repeat the process. Since then he has also contributed to countless television and radio comedy shows. A list of performers of his scripts now reads like a 'Y to Z' of British comedy. Projects to which he has contributed have amassed four Sony Gold awards, A Bronze Rose of Montreux, a Viewers and Listeners' award, a TRIC award and a Cycling Proficiency Badge.
Neville Peat spent two summers at Scott Base, New Zealandís Antarctic station on Ross Island, in the late 1970s as a journalist and photographer. Shackleton's Whisky is his fifth book on Antarctic themes. In 2007, he was awarded New Zealandís largest literary prize, the Creative New Zealand Michael King Writersí Fellowship for a book about the Tasman Sea (The Tasman Ė Biography of an Ocean, 2010). His specialist areas are geography, biography, natural history and the environment. He lives on Otago Peninsula, Dunedin, near royal albatrosses, yellow-eyed penguins and New Zealand sea lions. www.nevillepeatsnewzealand.com
Fiona Phillips is a television presenter who until recently presented GMTV for over 12 years. She has presented numerous television and radio programmes, has appeared in two feature films, writes a weekly column in the Daily Mirror and is a columnist for Tesco magazine. Fiona has written widely on Alzheimer's in newspapers and magazines and campaigns for more support from the government for carers. In January 2009 she made the Channel Four programme Mum, Dad, Alzheimer's and Me and in January 2010 followed it up with My Family and Alzheimer's. She lives in London with her husband and two children.