Giles MacDonogh is the author of a number of highly acclaimed works of German history,including A Good German, Frederick the Great, The Last Kaiser, and After the Reich, and he is also translator of the bestselling The Hitler Book. He writes for newspapers in Britain and Europe, including theFinancial Times, the Guardian and The Times and contributes to magazines around the world.
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Hamish MacInnes pioneered mountain-rescue techniques and equipment. He is the author of Climb to the Lost World and The International Mountain Rescue Handbook.
Mark MacKenzie studied journalism at the London College of Printing. His work has appeared in The Times and the Guardian and he is a former feature writer for the Independent on Sunday. He lives in London with his wife and two children. THE WILDEST DREAM IS HIS FIRST BOOK.
Kim MacQuarrie is a writer and filmmaker and fellow of the New York Explorers Club who has lived in Peru for over five years. She has made three films on the Peruvian Amazon in the region of Vilcabamba, including 'Spirits of the Rainforest', an Emmy-winning documentary.
Lewine Mair is the only women golf correspondent in the UK. She has written for the DAILY TELEGRAPH for 20 years and has known Monty for ten years.
Ashley Mallett was a tall off-spinner who bowled in Ian Chappell's Australian sides of the late sixties and early seventies. In 38 Tests he took 132 wickets. He's now a cricket writer and journalist.Ashley Mallett played test cricket with Doug Walters and is author of many books including -Chappelli Speaks Out.Ashley Mallett played test cricket with Jeff Thompson and is the author of many books, including Chappelli Speaks Out (Allen & Unwin, 2005) and One of a Kind: The Doug Walters Story (Allen & Unwin, 2008).
John Man is a historian and travel writer with a special interest in Mongolia. His most recent books are GOBI: TRACKING THE DESERT and THE ATLAS OF THE YEAR 1000. He also wrote THE ATLAS OF D-DAY. He devised and presented the BBC Radio 4 series 'Survivors'.
Tom Mangold has been a senior investigative reporter and war correspondent for BBC TV News and Current Affairs for thirty years and has won numerous awards for his work. He is the author of four bestselling books (THE FILE ON THE TSAR, THE TUNNELS OF CU CHI, COLD WARRIOR and PLAGUE WARS). He is married and lives in West London.
Martin Manser is a professional reference-book editor. He is also a language consultant with national companies and organizations. Martin is Part-time tutor at London College of Communication, University of the Arts London and Part-time visiting lecturer at Buckinghamshire New University.
Phebe Marr is a noted scholar and historian of the modern Middle East and a leading consultant and commentator on Iraqi politics. She currently serves on the editorial board of the Middle East Journal and on the Board of Directors of the Hollings Center for Middle Eastern-Western Dialogue. She is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, the Institute for International and Strategic Studies and the Middle East Institute. She has published numerous scholarly articles and chapters and has taught Middle Eastern history at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville and California State University, Stanislaus.
Hugh Marriott lives in Lymington with his wife Cathie, who is suffering from Huntingdon's Disease. He used to run his own PR business. He has three daughters and enjoys sailing.
Susannah Marriott is a freelance writer who specialises in issues of parenting, complementary health and folklore. She is an established author with 19 illustrated books to her name, including The Art of Motherhood and Total Meditation for Spruce. Her articles have also appeared in Weekend Guardian, You, Marie Claire, Zest, She and Junior, and she has broadcast on BBC Radio 4. She currently lectures on Professional Writing at University College, Falmouth.
Ian Marshall published sports books for more than 20 years, including 15 editions of the Playfair Cricket Annual, before going on to write books himself. He regularly plays cricket during the summer, and has toured India, Sri Lanka and Africa.
Surprisingly little is known about the life of Henrietta Elizabeth Marshall. She is thought to have been born in 1867, but the date of her death is unknown. She concealed her gender using the initials H.E. in her writing. H.E. Marshall is the author of OUR ISLAND STORY.
Grand Prix mechanic turned author, columnist, editor and television broadcaster, Steve Matchett is an exceptionally rare commodity - a commentator of genuine insight; a man that has prepared world championship-winning machinery with his own hands. Standing alongside Ross Brawn and Michael Schumacher, Matchett worked the pit lanes of the world's most challenging sport throughout all of Benetton's glory years. He is currently a contributor to F1 Racing magazine and technical analyst to North America's SPEED Channel, a key member of their broadcasting team. He is the author of Life in the Fast Lane, The Mechanic's Tale and The Chariot Makers, all of which have been highly praised.
David Matthews is a bestselling writer and journalist. He has written for various newspapers and publications, including the OBSERVER, SUNDAY TIMES, GQ and ESQUIRE and has reported for the BBC and Channel Four. His first book, LOOKING FOR A FIGHT, was shortlisted for the 2001 William Hill Sports Book of the Year prize; and his BBC series, THE TROUBLE WITH BLACK MEN, was shortlisted for the 2005 Royal Television Society best documentary award. MAN BUYS DOG is his second book.
Anne Matthews is a Capricorn with Aries rising. She is also a freelance writer and editor.
Stanley Matthews was born in 1915 and began his career at Stoke City. He made his England debut in 1934 and went on to win 54 caps by 1957. Transferred to Blackpool, he finally won his only trophy in 1953 at the age of 38. He finished his career at Stoke, retiring from the game in 1965, when he was knighted. He travelled the world as an ambassador for football, and died in Spring 2000.
Stanley Matthews joined Stoke City in 1930 and played for them until 1947 when he transferred to Blackpool. He won an FA Cup winner's medal in 1953. Late in his career he returned to Stoke, before retiring from the game at 50, having become the first footballer ever to be knighted. He died, aged 85, in February 2000.