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Frank Gardner OBE is the BBC’s Security Correspondent, and was previously the BBC’s Middle East Correspondent. His acclaimed and bestselling memoir ‘Blood and Sand’ tells his story. His first novel ‘Crisis’ was a number 1 bestseller. His latest novel ‘Ultimatum’ sees the return of SIS agent Luke Carlton
Ruby Lovell is a children’s author, who is nominated as a Finalist for the Asian Woman of Achievement Award 2019. Her picture book ‘Stop That Monkey! He stole Ruby’s ice lolly!’ is the second installment in the acclaimed Ruby adventure books series. The stories are inspired by her own childhood and her children’s discovery of Sri Lanka. As the mother of Anglo-Asian children in the UK, Ruby feels strongly that books exploring other cultures are essential to developing children’s empathy and understanding of others.
Jem Tugwell is a crime fiction author whose debut novel ‘Proximity’ is a compelling exploration of our virtual future. The book draws on Jem’s 20 years as a software developer in the city, and is inspired by the fascinating possibilities of AI.
Helen Constantine is the general editor and founder of the ‘Tales’ series, that are set in various European cities and countries. The latest books are ‘Lisbon Tales’ and ‘Barcelona Tales’, which feature short stories throughout history, aiming to present the reading traveller with writers who have an intimate knowledge of the city in question.