John and Anne Nuttall are the authors of the popular Mountains of England and Wales as well as nine other guidebooks. They also write a weekly column for the Manchester Evening News and in 600 walks have become experts on walking in North West England. They also write for various magazines about the mountainous areas of England and Wales. Anne was a member of the Royal Pharmaceutical Society but gave up pharmacy to concentrate on outdoor writing. John was formerly a Chartered Engineer and manager with ICL but now illustrates many books with his pen and ink drawings. Their books have won the 1993 and 1996 OWG/ COLA Award for Excellence (guidebook) and the 1997 Lakeland Book of the Year Award.