Paul Sullivan: Apart from wielding a pen in the social history/folklore arena, Paul is also a professional copywriter and proofreader. Taking frequent time out to record and perform as a folk musician, he is currently living and working in Oxford, researching for a history PhD, and enjoying the company of his wife and three sons. Quentin Cooper: When not side-tracked by myths and customs, Quentin Cooper presents BBC Radio 4's ongoing science series Material World. He has also presented and produced a range of other science, arts, technology and entertainment programmes for radio and television, as well as regularly writing for magazines and newspapers and hosting events and conferences around the world. Despite a lifelong interest in folklore, he is only superstitious when watching Manchester City.