Alison Kervin is an award-winning sports journalist and author. During the 1991 World Cup she refereed at Twickenham as well as acting as the England players' PR manager. By the time the 1995 World Cup arrived, she was editor of the world's biggest-selling rugby magazine. In 1999 she was rugby editor of THE TIMES, and in 2003 she was that newspaper's Chief Sports Features Writer. Today she is a freelance writer and novelist, living in London.