Alan F Alford
Alan F. Alford, B Com, FCA, MBA, was born in 1961. Following his first visit to the Pyramids as a fourteen year old, he has travelled extensively to more than twenty-four countries in his quest to solve the riddles of mankind's mysterious past.
Andrew Farago is the curator of the Cartoon Art Museum in San Francisco and author of the Harvey Award-winning Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: The Ultimate Visual History.
Charlotte Farmer graduated from Central St Martin's in London in 2006 with an MA in Communication Design. She has been working freelance ever since, writing, drawing and designing, but mostly illustrating for a variety of clients. Her work also features on hip homeware products for New House Textiles. Her first humourous book for Ilex, The Hipster Colouring Book, was swiftly followed by The Passive-Aggressive Colouring Book, the perfect antidote to modern life.
Helen Farmer-Knowles is a qualified counsellor and aromatherapist. She holds a certificate in the Science of Essential Oils and has been trained in the use of Bach flower Essences. Her current interests are in using vibrational medicine and creating natural products, as well as health and environmental research. She is the author of a number of books including Gaia's The Garden Healer.Location: Dawlish, Devon.
Gill Farrer-Halls is a trained aromatherapist and has worked generally within Buddhism throughout her career as a writer, editor, and video producer. She has spent extensive time in India and Nepal during the course of her career. She is the author of Meditations & Ritual Using Aromatherapy Oils for Godsfield.
Stephen Farthing is a painter and the Rootstein Hopkins Research Professor in Drawing at the University of the Arts, London. In 1990, he was elected Master of the Ruskin School of Drawing at the University of Oxford, and a Professional Fellow at St. Edmund Hall, Oxford. In 1998, he was elected member of the Royal Academy of Arts, London. He originally studied at St. Martin's School of Art, London, gaining an MA in painting from the Royal College of Art, London. He has been teaching fine arts since 1977 and his paintings are exhibited in galleries throughout the world.
Tim Federle is a former Broadway dancer turned award-winning writer whose works include the bestselling cocktail recipe books Tequila Mockingbird and Gone With the Gin, the novels Better Nate Than Ever and The Great American Whatever (each named notable books of the year by the New York Times), and the Tony-nominated Broadway musical Tuck Everlasting. A native of San Francisco who grew up in Pittsburgh, Tim now divides his time between New York and the internet.
Marty Feldman was a comedy writer, comedian and actor. Feldman was born in the East End of London in 1934. By the age of 20 he had decided to pursue a career as a comedian.In 1954, Feldman formed a writing partnership with Barry Took. They wrote a few episodes of The Army Game and the bulk of Bootsie and Snudge, both comedies for ITV, and the BBC radio show Round the Horne, which starred Kenneth Horne and Kenneth Williams. The sketch comedy series At Last the 1948 Show featured Feldman's first screen performances. The other three performers -- future Pythons Graham Chapman and John Cleese, and future Goodie Tim Brooke-Taylor needed a fourth and had Feldman in mind. Marty was co-author the famous Monty Python 'Four Yorkshiremen' sketch and was also script editor on The Frost Report with future members of Monty Python.In 1968 Marty was given his own series by the BBC called Marty, it featured Brooke-Taylor, John Junkin and Roland MacLeod with John Cleese as one of the writers. Feldman won two BAFTA awards. The Marty series proved popular enough with an international audience to launch a film career. His first feature role was inEvery Home Should Have One. Feldman's performances on American television included The Dean Martin Show and Marty Feldman's Comedy Machine. Marty Feldman was married to Lauretta Sullivan from January 1959 until his death in 1982. Feldman died from a heart attack in December 1982 at the age of 42. He is buried in the Hollywood Hills Cemetary near his idol, Buster Keaton.
Sir Ranulph Fiennes was the first man to reach both poles by surface travel and the first to cross the Antarctic Continent unsupported. In the 1960s he was removed from the SAS Regiment for misuse of explosives but, joining the army of the Sultan of Oman, received that country's Bravery Medal on active service in 1971. He is the only person yet to have been awarded two clasps to the Polar medal for both Antarctic and the Arctic regions. Fiennes has led over 30 expeditions including the first polar circumnavigation of the Earth, and in 2003 he ran seven marathons in seven days on seven continents in aid of the British Heart Foundation.In 1993 Her Majesty the Queen awarded Fiennes the Order of the British Empire (OBE) because, on the way to breaking records, he has raised over £14 million for charity. He was named Best Sportsman in the 2007 ITV Great Briton Awards and in 2009 he became the oldest Briton to reach the summit of Everest.
Thomas Fink holds a theoretical physics professorship at the Curie Institute in Paris, and contributes numerous papers to such scientific magazines as Nature. He was previously a don at Cambridge.
Bob Fischer is a lifelong science fiction and fantasy fan who has previously enjoyed careers as a record shop owner, a solo singer-songwriter and a short-lived Elvis impersonator (one gig). He now works as a radio presenter for BBC Tees, a job that has seen him spill tea over Jack Charlton's antique fireplace and sing on a UK Top 10 hit single ('Bunsen Burner' by John Otway, No 9 in October 2002). Bob has also won a prestigious Sony Radio Award . . . just a bronze though, so don't get too excited. Bob has dabbled with writing before, but Wiffle Lever To Full! is the first major project he's ever actually finished. Or, indeed, started. He lives near Middlesbrough with a tall girlfriend who thinks old-school Doctor Who is 'rubbish', and a medium-sized dog that doesn't mind the Jon Pertwee era, but if pressed would admit to preferring Blake's 7.
PAUL FLECKNEY is a journalist. He is an avid pub-goer and a life-long dog lover who's never owned a dog, and therefore gets a shameless vicarious pleasure from the Pub Dogs project.
Anna Fleiss is a digital media specialist living in LA. She has a BA in Visual Media Studies from Emerson College, and has been nominated for an Emmy award for her reality television work.
Jim Florentine is one of the top comedians in the nation, with a massive fan base and an extensive reach into television, film, radio, and digital entertainment. He's currently the featured guest on the Opie with Jim Norton radio broadcast and the co-host for VH1's That Metal Show. He's a critically acclaimed actor, seen most recently on FX's Louie starring Louis CK, Inside Amy Schumer, and Amy Schumer's hit movie Trainwreck.Florentine hosts a popular weekly podcast, Comedy Metal Midgets, and is a featured DJ on Ozzy's Boneyard channel on Sirius XM radio. He rose to fame with his bestselling recordings Terrorizing Telemarketers and he created and voiced the wildly popular character Special Ed for Comedy Central's Crank Yankers. Florentine won an Emmy for his work on HBO's Inside The NFL and had two Billboard top-ten comedy albums within a single year (Cringe N' Purge and Awful Jokes from My First Comedy Notebook).
Tara Flynn is from County Cork, which means she is a born expert in the field of Giving Out (Loudly and with Great Authority). Her work has taken her all over the world but she found herself an American husband while she was away so that worked out well.She works as an actress, columnist and improviser and has appeared in hit TV shows such as Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle, Irish Pictorial Weekly and Line of Duty. She makes satirical videos (Racist B&B; Armagayddon)whenever she gets cross about inequality. She is the author of the best-selling You're Grand: The Irishwoman's Secret Guide to Life and Giving Out Yards. Tara lives in Dublin with the American Husband.
Tara Flynn is from County Cork, which means she is a born expert in the field of Giving Out (Loudly and with Great Authority). Her work has taken her all over the world but she found herself an American husband while she was away so that worked out well.She works as an actress, columnist, improviser and stand up comedian and has appeared in hit TV shows such as Stewart Lee's Comedy Vehicle and Irish Pictorial Weekly. She makes satirical videos (Racist B&B; Armagayddon)whenever she gets cross about inequality. She is the author of the best-selling You're Grand: The Irishwoman's Secret Guide to Life and Giving Out Yards: The Art of Complaint, Irish Style. Tara lives in Dublin with the American Husband.
Debbie Ford conducts seminars on the dark side at the Chopra Center for Well Being in La Jolla, California, where she is a consultant, teacher, and integral faculty member. She also leads her own day and weekend Shadow Process workshop nationwide. She lives in La Jolla with her son, Beau.
Jason Ford's lifelong obsession with comic books and French 'Bande Dessinee' informs the line work within his images. His illustrations have been featured in Esquire, The Economist, The New York Times, Nickelodeon and The Guardian. He lives in London.
Martin Ford is editor of Carpworld, the UK's leading carp fishing magazine, and has written for magazines around the world on all aspects of fishing. He has more than 40 years of angling experience.
Steve Ford grew up in England in a hard-working family which had no interest in religion. When he was 18, his world was suddenly rocked by the revelation that the man he'd known all his life as his father was not, in fact, his biological father. With his whole identity called into question, he spent the next ten years attempting to submerge his doubts and confusion in alcohol. By the age of 27, he was a recovering alcoholic. Intent on finding an honesty that would propel him into a more productive direction, he spent the next three and a half years engaged in an examination of every aspect of his so-called "self." Today Steve holds contemplative meetings and retreats in Bristol and the South of England which reflect his grounding in non-dual reality.