Company Ambassadors

Giles Kristian

Giles Kristian is the son of Alan Upton, and brother of James Upton. Family history (he is half Norwegian) and his storytelling hero, Bernard Cornwell, inspired Giles to write his first historical novels, the acclaimed and bestselling Raven Viking trilogy

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Phillip DeFreitas

The former English cricketer Phillip ‘Daffy’ DeFreitas played county cricket for Leicestershire, Lancashire and Derbyshire as well as appearing in 44 Test matches and 103 ODI’s. Daffy has the distinction of being the only player in the history of the County Championship to take a five wicket haul against each of the 18 first-class counties.

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