HANSON, Neil. British, b. 1948. Genres: Novels, History, Autobiography/Memoirs, Biography. Career: Freelance writer, broadcaster, and journalist, 1977-. Freelance exhibition organizer, 1970-77; guest on television and radio programs. Publications: (with S. Jones) Directory of Exhibition Spaces, 1983; Exhibition Spaces in Great Britain, 1984; The Good Beer Guide, five volumes, 1984-88; A Foot or Two above the Rest (TV program), 1985; Classic Country Pubs: A CAMRA Guide, 1987; The Best Pubs of Great Britain, 1987; (comp. with B. Glover) Two Beers, My Friend Will Pay: A Cracked Glass of Pub Humour, 1987; British Food Finds, 1987; Classic Town Pubs: A CAMRA Guide, 1988; Walking through Eden: A Riverside Journey, 1990; Blood, Mud, and Glory: The Inside Story of Wigan's Year, 1991; (comp. with B. Beaumont) Bill Beaumont's Rugby Masterpieces, 1992; One Stop from Hell (TV program), 1992; (with T. Venables) Venables: The Autobiography, 1994; (with J. Peters and J. Nichol) Team Tornado, 1994; (with G. Schofield) Masterpieces of Rugby League, 1995; The Vet, 1996; (with A. Kain) The SAS Security Handbook, 1996; The Custom of the Sea, 2000; (with K. Jessop) Goldfinder, 2001; The Dreadful Judgment, 2001; The Great Fire of London, 2002. EDITOR: Presences of Nature: Words and Images of the Lake District, 1983; Raymond Moore, Every So Often: The Photographs of Raymond Moore, 1984; (with J. Adam) Pubs for Families: A CAMRA Guide, 1988.