Photo copyright: Fleur Speet

Sandy Balfour

Agent: Isobel Dixon

Biography: Formerly an award-winning television producer, Sandy founded and managed fair trade company Divine Chocolate and is now CEO of the Canon Collins Educational and Legal Assistance Trust.

Sandy is author of the critically acclaimed memoirs VULNERABLE IN HEARTS: A Memoir of Fathers, Sons and Contract Bridge and PRETTY GIRL IN CRIMSON ROSE (8): A Memoir of Love, Exile and Crosswords. He is also author of NURSING AMERICA and I SAY NOTHING (3), based on his X-Philes columns for The Guardian, and A CLUE TO OUR LIVES: A History of the Guardian Crossword.

Visit his website here

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CRICKET Memoir Ebury Publishing - March 2009 The story of a summer when a ‘master’ cricket obsessive teaches his novice ‘pupil’ the wisdom of the game.

WHAT I LOVE ABOUT CRICKET

Memoir
Ebury Publishing - March 2009

The story of a summer when a ‘master’ cricket obsessive teaches his novice ‘pupil’ the wisdom of the game.

VULNERABLE IN HEARTS Memoir, 224 pages Atlantic Books - February 2005 The moving story of the author’s relationship with his late father, who taught him to play bridge. A witty, poignant meditation on how we communicate, and the ways in which we love. 'Lovely... original, unusual and surprisingly moving.' -- Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

VULNERABLE IN HEARTS

Memoir, 224 pages
Atlantic Books - February 2005

The moving story of the author’s relationship with his late father, who taught him to play bridge. A witty, poignant meditation on how we communicate, and the ways in which we love.

'Lovely... original, unusual and surprisingly moving.' -- Jonathan Yardley, The Washington Post

PRETTY GIRL IN CRIMSON ROSE (8) Memoir, 198 pages Atlantic Books - February 2003 An intelligent and sparkling semi-autobiographical take on the history and allure of crosswords, spiced with anecdote and humour, and some tips on how to conquer the bastards – ‘a linguophile’s FEVER PITCH’ or ‘a hybrid biography-cum-crossword fantasia’!

PRETTY GIRL IN CRIMSON ROSE (8)

Memoir, 198 pages
Atlantic Books - February 2003

An intelligent and sparkling semi-autobiographical take on the history and allure of crosswords, spiced with anecdote and humour, and some tips on how to conquer the bastards – ‘a linguophile’s FEVER PITCH’ or ‘a hybrid biography-cum-crossword fantasia’!