Barbé, Karen

Karen Barbé is a textile designer, embroiderer, self-taught photographer and blogger based in Santiago, Chile. With a background in retail and marketing, she currently designs her own brand of home textiles and accessories, drawing inspiration from traditional crafts, folklore, textiles, handcrafting, cheap plasticware - anything simple and unpretentious. She is also a lecturer at the School of Design of Universidad Catolica de Chile and hosts embroidery workshops in her studio in Santiago. Her work has been featured internationally on media including Martha Stewart Living (USA), frankie (Australia), 101 Woonideeen (Netherlands), Kireei (Spain), VAV (Sweden), Nylon (Korea) and Milk (France).

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Binney, Marcus

As Architecture Correspondent to The Times Marcus Binney has followed the design and construction of some of the major bridges of our age, talking to the leading architects and engineers involved, including Santiago Calatrava, Norman Foster, Nicholas Grimshaw and Alan Spielmann as well as engineering practices such as Arups, Brown Beech& Associates, Flint & Neill, RPR and  Mott MaDonald.  As founder and President of SAVE Britain’s Heritage and chairman of Save Europe’s Heritage he has also taken a keen interest in the preservation and restoration of historic bridges.

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Buckley, Jonathan

Jonathan Buckley specializes in garden and plant photography. He has illustrated many books, including, most recently, Sarah Raven’s Wild Flowers and My Secret Garden by Alan Titchmarsh, and he is widely published in newspapers and magazines including The Guardian, the Daily Telegraph, The Garden, Gardens Illustrated and Horticulture.

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Caldicott, Carolyn

For many years Carolyn Caldicott and her husband Chris owned and ran the World Food Cafe in London's Covent Garden serving delicious vegetarian street food from recipes collected on their travels. The are co-authors of World Food Cafe, The Spice Routes, World Food Cafe 2, World Food Cafe Quick and Easy and The Vegetarian Bible.They have been featured cooking live on the Food Channel and the Restaurant Show and have been guests on America's Live Kitchen

Carolyn now works as a full-time author, food stylist and chef. As well as writing on food and travel for Elle magazine, she is the author of Vintage Tea Party, Rosehips on a Kitchen Table, Bombay Lunchbox and Traditional British Cooking. She ha recently been featured in OK magazine, Telegraph Magazine, Observer Food Monthly, the Guardian and Sainsbury's magazine.

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Caldicott, Chris

For many years Chris Caldicott and his wife Carolyn owned and ran the World Food Cafe in London's Covent Garden serving delicious vegetarian street food from recipes collected on their travels. The are co-authors of World Food Cafe, The Spice Routes, World Food Cafe 2, World Food Cafe Quick and Easy and The Vegetarian Bible.They have been featured cooking live on the Food Channel and the Restaurant Show and have been guests on America's Live Kitchen

After travelling to some of the most remote parts of the world as photogtrapher-in-residence for the Royal Geographical Association, Chris has continued his globe-trotting lifestyle as a freelance photographer and writer specialising in food and travel for magazines and newspapers including Vanity Fair, House and Garden, Conde Nast Traveller, Tatler, GQ, Harper's Bazaar, The New York Times and the Telegraph.

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Casselden, Carol

Carol Casselden is an award-winning photographer who specialises in plant and garden photography, but also enjoys taking landscapes and people. Carol lives in East Sussex.

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Cecil, Hugh

Military historian Dr. Hugh Cecil's books include The Flower of Battle: How Britain Wrote the Great War (Steerforth, 1996).

Together Hugh and Mirabel Cecil have written Clever Hearts: a Life of Desmond and Molly MacCarthy (Gollancz, 1990), which won both the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award, Imperial Marriage (History Press, 2005) and In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work (Frances Lincoln, 2012)Their two volume work about Rex Whistler, Inspirations, was published by Pimpernel Press in April 2015. Inspirations includes Family, Friendships, Landscapes and Love and War, which are available individually or in a handsome boxed set.

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Cecil, Mirabel

Mirabel Cecil is author of A Kind of Prospero (Walker, 1996) and, with David Mlinaric, Mlinaric On Decorating (Frances Lincoln, 2008).

Together Hugh and Mirabel Cecil have written Clever Hearts: a Life of Desmond and Molly MacCarthy (Gollancz, 1990), which won both the Duff Cooper Prize and the Marsh Biography Award, Imperial Marriage (History Press, 2005) and In Search of Rex Whistler: His Life and His Work (Frances Lincoln, 2012)Their two volume work about Rex Whistler, Inspirations, was published by Pimpernel Press in April 2015. Inspirations includes Family, Friendships, Landscapes and Love and War, which are available individually or in a handsome boxed set.

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Chatto, Beth

Beth Chatto was born in 1923. Her influence as a gardener and plantswoman extends worldwide. Her guiding principle has always been the right plant for the right place. If this hardly sounds radical today, it is largely thanks to her work – when she first put her principle publicly into practice at her Unusual Plants stand at the Chelsea Flower Show in 1977 she brought about a quiet revolution in the gardening world. As well as creating her garden and nursery at Elmstead Market in Essex, she has written gardening classics including The Dry Garden (Dent, 1978), The Damp Garden (Weidenfeld & Nicolson, 1982), The Green Tapestry (Collins, 1995) and Beth Chatto’s Gravel Garden (Frances Lincoln, 2000). She was created OBE in 2002 and also holds the Royal Horticultural Society’s Victoria Medal of Honour.

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Corbett, Val

Val Corbett is a freelance photographer based in the Lowther Valley on the eastern fringe of the Lake District. She is well known for her landscape photography which features in books such as Winter in the Lake DistrictA Year in the Life of the Eden Valley and Rainy Days in the Lake District. Her garden photography regularly appears in Country Life. as well as in the award winning book Gardens of the Lake District. Her most recent book Arts and Crafts Houses of the Lake District demonstrates her skill in photographing interiors.

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