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Helen Zaltzman

Helen Zaltzman was born in 1980 and spent her formative years in Tunbridge Wells learning dead languages and waiting to leave. Academically precocious, Helen is also pathologically lazy, hence her brain is full of a wide range of facts with absolutely no knowledge to back them up. Highlights of her 'career' as a self-employed something-or-other include writing for Radio 4's Now Show, being turned down for her dream job as an etymologist at the OED, and creating the world's largest inflatable Boggle set.