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Thurlow, Clifford

Clifford Thurlow

Clifford Thurlow is noted for creating novelised true life memoirs and has been described by Penny Wark of The Times as “one of the UK’s best ghost-writers.” He studied Buddhism in India, traded gemstones in South East Asia and ran a travelling dolphin show in Spain before moving to Hollywood, where he penned Carol White’s autobiography Carol Comes Home.

Recent books include Today I’m Alice, the story of multiple personality disorder survivor Alice Jamieson, which reached No. 6 in The Sunday Times best-seller lists, and Escape From Baghdad, Thurlow’s second Iraq memoir with James Ashcroft, which made the WH Smith’s Top Twenty list. He has published novels, a travel book and the ultimate guide to making short films titled, appropriately, Making Short Films, a standard text in more than 100 media colleges worldwide. Thurlow lives in London and is represented by Andrew Lownie.

Wake, Jehanne

Jehanne Wake

Sandys, Celia

Celia Sandys

Roe, Dinah

Roe, Dinah

Jay, Deborah

Deborah Jay

Holden-Brown, Heather

Heather Holden-Brown

hhb agency ltd was founded in 2005 by Heather Holden-Brown, a publishing editor for 20 years with Waterstone’s, Harrap, BBC Books and Headline. The following year the agency became a member of the Association of Authors’ Agents.
Heather is a member of Kingston University’s Publishers’ Advisory Board, and in 2004 assessed the food and cookery books for the André Simon Memorial Fund’s annual awards.

Conway, Jane

Jane Conway

Clee, Nicholas

Nicholas Clee

Nicholas Clee is joint editor of BookBrunch, a book industry newsletter. He is a former editor of the Bookseller. His books are Don’t Sweat the Aubergine (Short Books, 2005); Eclipse: The Story of the Rogue, the Madam and the Horse that Changed Racing (Bantam Press, 2009); and Things I Am Ashamed Of (Kindle Single, 2014).

Bernard, Philippa

Philippa Bernard

Philippa’s first biography was the life of the poet Kathleen Raine. She has also written The History of Westminster Synagogue, Out of the Midst of the Fire (the story of the rescue of a thousand Scrolls of the Law from the Czech Republic), and was General Editor of Antiquarian Books: A Companion. She and her husband owned Chelsea Rare Books for 35 years, and she lectures on Anglo-Jewish history, among other subjects.

Gristwood, Sarah

Sarah Gristwood