Rhidian Brook is an award-winning writer whose third novel ‘The Aftermath’ was an international bestseller, and has been made into a film starring Kiera Knightley, which is released in cinemas on Friday. His latest novel ‘The Killing of Butterfly Joe’ was inspired by his own trip travelling across the US in the 80’s selling butterflies in glass cases.
Charlotte Bingham wrote her first book ‘Coronet Among the Weeds’, a memoir of her life as a debutante, at the age of 19. It was published in 1963 and became an instant bestseller. Her father, John Bingham, the 7th Baron Clanmorris, was a member of MI5 where Charlotte worked as a secretary. He was inspiration for John Le Carre’s character George Smiley. Charlotte went on to write 33 internationally bestselling novels, and the memoir ‘MI5 and Me’. The follow up ‘Spies and Stars: MI5, Show business and Me’ is out now. It follows Lottie’s adventures in 1950’s London
Rebecca Reid is a freelance journalist, and a columnist for the Telegraph Women’s section. She is also a regular contributor to SKY News and ITV’s This Morning. Her debut novel ‘Perfect Liars’ tells the story of a group of friends bound by their dark pasts, and their desperate need to keep their secrets hidden from the world around them.
J.P. Carter is the pseudonym of a bestselling author who has also written 16 books under the names Jaime, and James Raven. Before becoming a full-time writer, he had a career in journalism as a newspaper reporter and television producer. His latest novel ‘In Safe Hands’ is the first in a new crime series featuring DCI Anna Tate. Nine children are snatched from a nursery school in South London, and their distressed parents have no idea if they will ever see them again.