E.W. Hermon had a privileged education at Eton and Christ Church, Oxford, but it was while he was up at Oxford that he answered the appeal to 'defend the Empire' and joined the 7th Queen's Own Hussars in 1900 in order to fight in the Boer War in South Africa. After this conflict ended, he returned to England with the regiment.
The editor, Anne Nason, is the granddaughter of Lt. Colonel E.W. Hermon and the daughter of 'Mairky' (Mary), who bequeathed her the letters. She lives with her husband in Wiltshire and currently has nine grandchildren.
Tim Hughes, Allan Jenkins, Photos by Howard Sooley
Tim Hughes has worked with Gordon Ramsay, Marco Pierre White and many other Michelin-starred Chefs. Tim took on his first Head Chef role aged twenty-four, later becoming Sous Chef at Le Caprice, working under Mark Hix. In following years Tim opened The Canteen in Chelsea Harbour and then became chef at J. Sheekey. He is now Executive Chef at Caprice Holdings.
Ursula James is the premier hypnotherapy practitioner and teacher in the UK. She is a former Fellow and Vice President of the British Society of Clinical Hypnosis and Executive Member of the British Association of Medical Hypnosis. Born and brought up in Sheffield, Ursula studied English and Drama at university in London before working in a number of jobs from bar work to the Ministry of Defence. Ursula is a Patron of the National Phobic Society. As well as being a Visiting Teaching Fellow at Oxford University Medical School, she is honorary lecturer at St George's Medical School, London.