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Our Authors
Eliza Pakenham

Eliza Pakenham read English at Oxford, was an editor in publishing and is now a writer and journalist. She is married with three children.
Thomas Pakenham

Thomas Pakenham is the author of the critically acclaimed THE SCRAMBLE FOR AFRICA which won the W.H. Smith Award and the Alan Paton Award. He is also the author of THE BOER WAR, THE MOUNTAINS OF RASSELAS and THE YEAR OF LIBERTY. He lives in County Westmeath, Ireland and is chairman of the Irish Tree Society. He plants trees both for profit and ornament.
Monty Panesar

Monty Panesar only arrived on the international cricketing scene in March 2006, but his electric performances against India and in the Ashes series saw him catapulted to cult hero status in a matter of months, and widely rated as England's best spin bowler for 30 years.
Nick Papadimitriou

Nick Papadimitriou is a writer, walker, deep topographer and eccentric. Born in Finchley, Middlesex in 1958, he has had an interest in 'conscious walking' since 1989 and has built up an extensive archive dedicated to this region (his 'Deep Library' consists of approximately 2000 maps and works of local & county history, plant and animal life, architecture, engineering, etc). In 2009 John Rogers/Vanity Projects made a film about Nick titled The London Perambulator: Afoot in London Edgelands. Scarp is his first book.
John Parker

John Parker, a journalist and former Fleet Street editor, has undertaken many investigative projects in his writing career with topics ranging from the Mafia to Northern Ireland. His numerous books include several military bestsellers including THE GURKHAS, DEATH OF A HERO and SBS: THE INSIDE STORY OF THE SPECIAL BOAT SERVICE.
Louise Parker

Louise Parker has spent 20 years learning, researching, testing and improving The Louise Parker Method. Her clients include CEOs and celebrities too A-list to name, as well as figures from high society and royal family members from around the world. To date, over 18,000 people in more than 39 countries have completed a Louise Parker programme. Many are willing to pay thousands of pounds for the unique plan. Louise now runs the Louise Parker company with her husband Paul, who left his job 4 years ago to help keep up with the ever-increasing demand for The Louise Parker Method. They live in London with their 3 daughters.
Selwyn Parker

A New Zealander by birth, Selwyn Parker has written for a number of international publications including the Sydney Morning Herald, Time magazine and Newsweek. His first book on investment entitled Winners and Losers was published in 1987; he has also written several company histories and an award-winning travel book about France; Chasing the Chimney Sweep.
Michael Parkinson

Born in Yorkshire, Michael Parkinson left school at sixteen with the ambition to play cricket for Yorkshire and England and to write about cricket for the Manchester Guardian. Although, he didn't manage to fulfil the first half of his ambition, he has since become one of the most successful journalists of his generation. He wrote a sports column for The Sunday Times for fifteen years and has also written for the Telegraph. He is also a legendary TV and radio presenter - his long-running chat show Parkinson was hugely popular for many years.
Nando Parrado

Nando Parrado was born in Montevideo, Uruguay. After surviving the Andes plane crash of 1972, has gone on to become a successful businessman and television producer and presenter. He speaks five languages and is a hugely successful lecturer around the world. In his spare time races motorcycles and stock cars.
Steve Parrish

Steve Parrish provides commentary and analysis for ITV's week-long coverage of the Isle of Man TT. A qualified pilot, he is also a commentator for the Red Bull Air Race series for Channel 4. Away from television, he regularly tests various vehicles and racing machines, and is an expert witness for motor racing incidents. He has a regular back page in Fast Bikes and writes columns in other motorcylce magazines. He lives near Royston, Hertfordshire. His memoirs, PARRISH TIMES, were published in 2018.
Steve Parrish

Nick Harris is a long standing motorcycling journalist and commentator.
Joe Nick Patoski

Joe Nick Patoski is a contributing editor for Texas Monthly. He is the author of biographies Stevie Ray Vaughan and Selena and has written for the Texas Observer, Austin American-Statesman, Austin Chronicle, Spirit, American Way, and Hustler among others.
Neil Patterson

Neil Patterson has been a regular contributor to all the leading fly-fishing magazines for over thirty years. Along with being awarded 'Angling Writer of the Year' and 'Travel Writer of the Year' by the Angling Writers' Association, he was nominated 'Columnist of the Year' in the Scottish Magazine Awards for his column, The Wild Trout's Wish List. The Take, a series of 24 television programmes he scripted, appeared worldwide. His first book, Chalkstream Chronicle, was claimed to be "a modern classic" by The Field.
Dr Paul Parsons

Dr Paul Parsons is a regular contributor to Nature, New Scientist and the Daily Telegraph. He frequently appears on BBC radio and his television credits include Richard & Judy and BBC Breakfast. He was formerly editor of award-winning BBC science and technology magazine Focus. His latest book, The Science of Doctor Who, was longlisted for the Royal Society Prize for Science Books.
Paul Peacock

Author Paul Peacock has written over 30 books on gardening, self sufficiency, curing meats, making cheese and sausages, keeping bees and poultry. He writes for the Daily Mirror as Mr Digwell, the cartoon gardener - the longest running gardening newspaper column in the world. He has been a regular contributor to BBC Radio 4's Gardener's Question Time and appeared on numerous television shows. He runs the www.citycottage.co.uk website dedicated to the simple idea that the best food you will ever eat is cooked at home.Pauls passion for fish was kickstarted by a plate of fritto misto de mare, which remains his favourite dish (recipe in the book) and queenies cooked in cream topped with cheddar( recipe also in this book)!He believes the best fish in the world come from UK waters, that's why everyone buys it, far and wide, and, as Paul points out in this book, it is a tragedy the British hardly eat any of it.This book is hopefully a tiny step on the way to changing that.
Harry Pearson

Harry Pearson was born and brought up on the edge of Teesside. He is the author of eight works of non-fiction. The Far Corner - A Mazy Dribble through North-East Football, was runner-up for the William Hill Prize and has been named as one of the Fifty Greatest Sports Books of All Time by both the Observer and The Times. He wrote a weekly sports column in the Guardian from 1996 to 2012, and won the 2011 MCC/Cricket Society Prize for his book about Northern club cricket, Slipless in Settle. He lives in Northumberland.
Bryan Perrett

Bryan Perrett left the army as a successful career officer to take up the pen as a full-time writer. Able to write to any brief (he was captioning picture-strips for schoolgirl comics at one point), he found his metier as a military historian and writer of good, fast, episodic, narrative popular histories. His many books, all founded on meticulous research from primary sources, find a wide popular readership. He is the bestselling author in the bestselling Cassell Military Classics series.
Roland Perry

Roland Perry is an award-winning author, journalist and documentary-maker, best known for his writing on Australian military and sporting history. His books include BRADMAN'S INVINCIBLES, THE FIGHT FOR AUSTRALIA, MONASH: THE OUTSIDER WHO WON THE WAR, THE AUSTRALIAN LIGHT HORSE, THE CHANGI BROWNLOW, biographies of cricketers Keith Miller and Shane Warne, his highly praised life of DON BRADMAN, as well as the recent bestsellers BILL THE BASTARD and HORRIE THE WAR DOG. Roland Perry was awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia, for services to literature, in 2011. For more information visit rolandperryauthor.com
Tejvan Pettinger

Tejvan Pettinger lives and works as a teacher in Oxford, where he originally studied PPE at Lady Margaret Hall, Oxford University. He is a contributor to the Economic Review and writes regularly on economics. He is also the editor of www.economicshelp.org.
Andy Philips

Consultant editor, Andy Philips adviser to the Geographical Association