PURVES, Libby. (Elizabeth Mary). British, b. 1950. Genres: Novels, Architecture, How-to books, Sports/Fitness. Career: British Broadcasting Corp., London, England, reporter and presenter, 1975-. Publications: The Sailing Weekend Book, 1984; How Not to Be a Perfect Mother, 1985; (with P. Lamont) The Hurricane Tree, 1988; The English and Their Houses, 1988; One Summer's Grace, 1989; How Not to Raise a Perfect Child, 1991; Getting the Story, 1993; Working Times, 1993; How Not to Be a Perfect Family, 1994; Casting Off (novel), 1995; A Long Walk in Winter Time, 1996; Home Leave, 1997; More Lives Than One, 1998; Regatta, 1999; A Free Woman, 2000; Mother Country, 2001; Continental Drift, 2002; "Radio," 2001. Address: c/o Lisa Everett, 11-12 Dover St, London W1S 4LJ, England.