Philip Blake grew up in the West Country and was educated at Oxford University. He has worked in publishing as a writer and editor for more than thirty years, during which time he has specialised in books on historical subjects and religions.
Valerie is an experienced writer of children's non-fiction books.
Jasmine Brook has written a number of books for children on subjects from sport and art to history, social sciences, geography and natural history. She is married with two children.