Joanna Trollope CBE -
one of the our most popular novelists, prize winning author of over 40 books,which have included historial novels, romances and modern dramas. Many of her books have been adapted for TV, such as The Choir and The Rector’s Wife.
Hunter Davies OBE-
journalist and author, who has had columns in the Sunday Times and elsewhere for oh, many decades. So far he has published over 100 books. Perhaps his best known is the only authorised biography of the Beatles. He has a home in Ryde.