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  • Tom Ambrose

    Tom Ambrose

    Tom read history at Trinity College Dublin and gained a postgraduate degree at University College, London. Initially working in advertising, Tom switched to producing and directing television documentaries before becoming a full-time writer. His widely acclaimed first book Hitler’s Loss: What Britain and America Gained from Europe’s Cultural Exiles (2001) was followed in 2005 by The King and the Vice Queen: George IV’s Last Scandalous Affair. 2008 saw the publication of The Nature of Despotism: From Caligula to Mugabe, the...

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  • Tom Anderson

    Tom Anderson

    Tom Anderson is a successful competitive surfer and writes for several surfing magazines . His much praised first book Riding the Magic Carpet – A Surfer’s Odyssey to Finding the Perfect Wave (Summersdale, 2006) was followed by Chasing Dean – Surfing America’s Hurricane States (Summersdale, 2009) and in the following year Grey Skies, Green Waves – A Surfer’s Journey Around the UK (Summersdale, 2012). Most recently Tom has turned to fiction with The Actaeon Tide (Parthian, 2014) and a Young...

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  • Helen Armitage

    Helen Armitage

    Helen Armitage is a writer and book editor with an MA in Screenwriting and Screen Research.   She has ghosted a number of books. Her lifelong interest in natural history led to her writing Lady of the Loch – The Incredible Story of Britain’s Oldest Osprey (Constable, 2011) In 2014,  under the name of Sammy Looker,  Helen compiled Something Nasty in the Slushpile. In this entertaining tour through the dos and dont’s of book ideas sent to publishers, including many examples...

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  • David Ashford

    David Ashford

    David Ashford is Managing Director of Bristol Spaceplanes Limited, an innovative small company developing the Ascender spaceplane. He graduated from Imperial College in aeronautical engineering and spent one year at Princeton doing post-graduate research on rocket motors. His first job was with the Hawker Siddeley Aviation spaceplane design team, working on spaceplanes among other projects. He has since worked as an aerodynamicist, project engineer, and project manager on various aerospace projects, including the DC-8, DC-10, Concorde, the Skylark sounding rocket,...

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  • Professor Mike Askew

    Professor Mike Askew

    Professor Mike Askew is a Distinguished Professor of Maths Education at the University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, South Africa.   He was previously head of Primary Education at Monash University, Melbourne, Professor of Maths Education at King’s College, University of London and Director of BEAM Education. He has directed many influential research projects and in April 2018 he became President of the Mathematical Association. He is author of numerous academic and educational maths books including two volumes of Transforming Primary Mathematics published...

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  • Sue Askins

    Sue Askins

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  • Mary Atkinson

    Mary Atkinson

    Mary Atkinson’s involvement with complementary therapies began in the 1980s while working as a healthcare journalist on national magazines. In the mid 1990s she trained to be a practitioner and has qualifications in Holistic Massage, Aromatherapy, Indian Head Massage and Reflexology. She is now a highly respected tutor and was named Complementary Therapist of the Year 2020 by the Federation of Holistic Therapists. Her first book The Art of Indian Head Massage (Carlton Books) was published in 2000 and since...

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  • Susan Balfour

    Susan Balfour

    Susan Balfour is a psychotherapist, stress counsellor, lifestyle coach and relaxation teacher.  She is the author of Managing Stress in a Changing World (Aurum), Release your Stress (Hodder & Stoughton), Stay Calm, Stay Healthy (Reader’s Digest) and Stress Control: Stress Busting Strategies for the 21st Century (Anshan).   Susan has a private therapy practice in south-west London where she works with individuals but also advises companies.  She lectures extensively on stress management and has featured in a number of TV programmes about...

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  • Sarah Bartlett

    Sarah Bartlett

    Sarah Bartlett has been the astrologer for Evening Standard, Cosmopolitan, Prima and Spirit and Destiny. Her many books on the esoteric arts include  3 titles on Feng Shui  and a number of titles on astrology. Sarah has also written on the tarot The Tarot Bible (Godsfield, 2006 ), and Working with the Tarot (Godsfield, 2010).  She has also contributed titles on Mythology (2009) and the Afterlife (2015)  to the bestselling Godsfield bible series. Sarah’s  Supernatural: the World’s Most Haunted and...

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  • Nicolas Besley

    Nicolas Besley

    Nicolas Besly became a clerk in the House of Lords in 2002. He has worked in the Committee Office, Public Bill Office, Table Office and Journal Office. He became the first private secretary to a Lord Speaker and edited The Table, a journal on Commonwealth parliaments. He is currently a Clerk of Select Committees, overseeing five permanent Lords committees.

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  • Chris Calland

    Chris Calland

    Chris Calland was originally a teacher and has been a specialist adviser on children’s behaviour and emotional wellbeing for Bristol LA for 20 years. She also works nationally providing training, advice and coaching on all aspects of children’s behaviour to a wide range of parents and professionals. She has over 25 years experience of working with childen and families. She has a particular interest in parenting and also in developing children’s healthy body image and she has co-authored two editions...

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  • David Clarke

    David Clarke

    Dr David Clarke is Associate Professor in the Department of Media Arts and Communication at Sheffield Hallam University where he teaches media law and journalism. He has a Ph.D in Folklore and co-founded the Centre for Contemporary Legend at Sheffield Hallam in 2018. From 2008-13 he worked with The National Archives (TNA) as their consultant for the release of the UFO files created by Britain’s Ministry of Defence. His book 'The UFO Files' was first published by TNA in September...

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  • Tony Clayton-Lea

    Tony Clayton-Lea

    Tony Clayton-Lea is an award-winning journalist, broadcaster and author. His writing on many aspects of pop culture appears mostly in The Irish Times. He is the author of six non-fiction, music-related books, and is a regular reviewer/critic on Ireland’s RTE Radio One’s flagship arts show, Arena. For further information, you can follow Tony on Twitter (@TonyClaytonLea) and visit his website Tony Clayton-Lea

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  • Jonathan Clements

    Jonathan Clements

    Jonathan Clements is an author and TV presenter specialising in the history and cultures of the Far East. He speaks both Chinese and Japanese, and has been a consultant and talking head on numerous TV programmes, including New Secrets of the Terracotta Warriors (Channel 4), Koxinga: Sailing into History (National Geographic), China’s Jade Empire (Channel 4), and The Chinese Chariot Revealed (PBS). Since 2016, he has fronted the award-winning series Route Awakening (National Geographic Asia), an investigation into key Chinese...

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  • Jacky Colliss Harvey

    Jacky Colliss Harvey

    Jacky Colliss Harvey English at Cambridge, and History of Art at the Courtauld Institute. She worked in museum publishing for twenty years, and is well known as a commentator and reviewer, speaking in both the UK and abroad on the arts and their relation to popular culture. At the same time, her red hair also found her an alternative career as a life model and a film extra, playing everything from a society lady in Atonement to a Parisian whore...

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  • Maria Cross

    Maria Cross

    Maria Cross is a nutritionist with over twenty years’ experience as a nutrition consultant. She obtained an MSc in Public Health Food and Nutrition from the University of Westminster, where she also worked as a lecturer and tutor for eight years.  Maria is currently Student Assignment Marker at the Institute of Optimum Nutrition. Maria is the co-author of the academic textbook Nutrition in Institutions (Wiley) and general title  I Wish I Hadn’t Eaten That which was published by Hay House. Her...

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  • Liz Dean

    Liz Dean

    Liz Dean, a former editorial director in MBS book publishing, is the author of twenty-one books and card decks. An intuitive and teacher with a global client list, Liz began her professional divination work at Psychic Sisters within Selfridges, London. Her books and decks include Nature's Hidden Oracles and Nature's Hidden Charms (Godsfield/Welbeck, 2021), an invitation to connect with nature for insight and inner calm; Switchwords: Say One Word to Get What You Want (Thorsons, 2015), and 44 Ways to...

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  • James Dearsley

    James Dearsley

    James Dearsley, the Surrey Beekeeper, started the Beginner Beekeepers page on Facebook one of the the largest online communities of beekeepers. His site www.surreybeekeeper.co.uk started as a blog so others could learn from his mistakes, and expanded into a shop and general online resource for beekeepers. He has written for a variety of publications around the world including The Ecologist and has recorded a DVD, Beekeeping for Beginners, with Charlie Dimmock which is now on general release. His book –...

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  • Paul Donnelley

    Paul Donnelley

    Paul Donnelley is a journalist and author who lives in Essex. He has written a number of books with a show business theme including the encyclopaedic 'Fade To Black' (four editions for Omnibus, 2000-2010) and biographies of Julia Roberts and Judy Garland as well as a guide to the films of Marilyn Monroe. In 2008, he wrote 'Assassins and Assassinations' (New Holland) and the following year '501 Most Notorious Crimes' (Hamlyn) which spent several weeks in The Sunday Times top...

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  • Dr George Drower

    Dr George Drower

    Dr George Drower is a writer and historian.  He is an expert on overseas territories and the author of the Overseas Territories Handbook.  He has also written biographies of Neil Kinnock and John Hume. His books include Gardeners, Gurus and Grubs: The Stories of Garden Inventors and Innovations, Garden Heroes and Villains, Boats, Boffins and Bowlines: The Stories of Sailing Inventors and Innovations and Heligoland: The True Story of German Bight and the Island Britain Forgot. George’s most recent published book...

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  • Emily Dubberley

    Emily Dubberley

    Emily Dubberley has been a sex and relationships writer for a range of publications including Glamour, Cosmo, Marie Claire, Men’s Health and the Guardian.  She has written a number of books including Brief Encounters – the women’s guide to casual sex (Fusion, 2005), Things a Woman Should Know about Seduction (Prion, 2005), Sex for Busy People (Fireside, 2006), The Good Sexual Fantasy Guide (Prospero Books,2007),  Friendly Fetish (Piatkus, 2009), and co-authored The Good Going Down Guide (St Martin’s Press, 2009)....

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  • Rob Eastaway

    Rob Eastaway

    Rob Eastaway (www.robeastaway.com) is a consultant, writer and speaker. He specialises in Popular Maths, Cricket, Creative Problem-Solving, Innovation and Memory. Rob is the Director of Maths Inspiration, a national programme of theatre-based lecture shows for 15-17 year olds that has reached over 150,000 teenagers since it began in 2004.  He also regularly gives talks to all age groups in primary and secondary schools. Rob also does a lot of national and local radio, usually to talk about maths in everyday...

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  • Claire Gillman

    Claire Gillman

    Claire Gillman is an experienced editor, writer and broadcaster. Her first book Inside the Parachute Regiment was published by Bloomsbury in 1993. Since then, she has written a further 29 books on subjects ranging from parenting, spirituality and alternative health to a number of titles on how to write non-fiction and how to get published for the Hodder Teach Yourself series; not to mention eight children’s books, mostly under the pen-name of Rory Storm. Her most recent projects include ghost-writing...

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  • Tom Goldsmith

    Tom Goldsmith

    Tom Goldsmith became a clerk in the House of Commons in 1996. He has worked in the Public Bill Office, the Table Office and the Overseas Office. He headed the Governance Office and has served as Secretary to the House of Commons Commission. He has worked for a number of select committees and is currently the Clerk of the Foreign Affairs Committee.

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  • Estate of Sheila Gooddie

    Estate of Sheila Gooddie

    Sheila Gooddie was a teacher, bookseller, researcher, and, for more than 25 years, a writer. Her books include The Summers of Shotton co-written with the late Brian Redhead, published by Hodder & Stoughton, Annie Horniman: A Pioneer in the Theatre, published by Methuen and Mary Gladstone: A Gentle Rebel, the story of the daughter of eminent Liberal Prime Minister, William Gladstone, which was published by John Wiley.

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  • Philip Gooden

    Philip Gooden

    Philip Gooden taught English for many years.  His non-fiction books include literature guides for students, popular reference titles Who’s Whose: A No-Nonsense Guide to Easily Confused Words, Faux Pas: A No-Nonsense Guide to Words and Phrases from Other Languages, Name Dropping: An A to Z Guide to the Use of Names in Everyday Language, Idiomantics: The Weird World of Popular Phrases,  The Word at War: World War Two in 100 Phrases and Skyscrapers, Hemlines and the Eddie Murphy Rule: Life’s Hidden Laws,...

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  • Paul Gravett

    Paul Gravett

    Nicknamed ‘The Man at the Crossroads’, Paul Gravett is a London-based writer, critic, curator, publisher and broadcaster specialising in British and international comics. Among several definitive books, he has written Manga: Sixty Years of Japanese Comics (Laurence King, 2004) and Graphic Novels: Stories To Change Your Life (Aurum Books, 2005), and co-written with Peter Stanbury Great British Comics ( Aurum Books,2006) and The Leather Nun and Other Incredibly Strange Comics ( Aurum Books, 2008). He edited The Mammoth Book of...

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  • Estate of Judy Hall

    Estate of Judy Hall

    Judy Hall is a successful author with 42 books to her credit including the million selling Crystal Bible (volumes 1 ,2 and 3). She has been a past life therapist and karmic astrologer for over 40 years. An internationally known author, psychic, healer, broadcaster and workshop leader, her books have been translated into fifteen languages. A trained healer and counselor, Judy has been psychic all her life and has a wide experience of many systems of divination and natural healing...

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  • Jenny Hare

    Jenny Hare

    Jenny Hare is a journalist, counsellor and advice columnist.  She trained as a Samaritan and was Women’s Weekly agony aunt, Mary Marryat, for 17 years. She writes self-help books and her titles include Think Sex, Think Love, Free your Life from Fear, Orgasms and How to Have Them: A Guide for Women, Ask Love: The 1000 Most Asked Questions about Love and Everyday Happy: 365 Ways to a Better You.  Hodder & Stoughton have published Simple Steps to Positive Living,...

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  • Dr Harry Harmer

    Dr Harry Harmer

    Harry Harmer‘s particular interest is the late 19th and early 20th century European history. He has studied the history of the Weimar Republic and the rise of Hitler and his PhD involved research into the Communist International and the European Communist parties of which the German was the most significant.  He is the author of a number of biographies including that of Friedrich Ebert, the first President of the Weimar Republic and Martin Luther King. He has also written the Longman...

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  • Elizabeth Holmes

    Elizabeth Holmes

    Elizabeth Holmes is a West Sussex-based freelance writer and author who contributes to a wide range of newspapers, magazines and websites both nationally and internationally. She specialises in education and health, although will tackle any subject. In addition to writing, Elizabeth also presents on a number of topics at national conferences and runs professional development training and workshops for schools. She also runs bespoke creative writing workshops for small groups. Her books include The Newly Qualified Teacher’s Handbook, FAQs for...

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  • Barrie Hopson

    Barrie Hopson

    Dr Barrie Hopson‘s current portfolio career includes chairman of Axia Interactive Media, director of Live Happier, writer, presenter, consultant and chair of his local community association. He has a long history of involvement in the area of career development having established the Counselling and Career Development Unit at Leeds University and subsequently went on to found Lifeskills International. A fellow of the British Psychological Society he has written 40 books including the bestselling 12 Steps to Success through Service, The...

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  • Terry Horne

    Terry Horne

    Terry Horne is an expert on strategic thinking.  Formerly Senior Lecturer in Business Studies at Lancashire Business School, UCLAN, he is now a full-time writer.  Together with co-author, Simon Wootton, he has pioneered the world’s most advanced models of how the brain works.   His books include Strategic Thinking for Kogan Page, Managing Public Services for Routledge, Training Your Brain, Keep your Brain Sharp, Brain Training Boot Camp, Brilliant Brain Training and Advanced Brain Training for Hodder & Stoughton.

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  • Robin Houghton

    Robin Houghton

    Robin Houghton‘s marketing career spans over 20 years including international managerial positions with Nike and Adidas. Since 2000 she has worked exclusively in the digital space, with her own communications consultancy . She has an MA in Digital Media (Distinction) from the University of Sussex. An experienced presenter and trainer, Robin has designed and delivered social media training for groups and mentoring for individuals. She believes in the power of social media as an agent of change internally and as...

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  • David Hughes

    David Hughes

    David Hughes cut his teeth in the advertising business as a copywriter and producer with London-based agency The Creative Partnership, before moving to Picture Production Co as a writer/producer, based in London and Los Angeles. After spearheading literally hundreds of campaigns, from Trainspotting to Pulp Fiction, he left to form his own movie marketing company, Synchronicity. A film critic and features writer for Empire, widely published journalist and produced screenwriter, David is the author of critically acclaimed books about filmmakers...

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  • Nicky Hutchinson

    Nicky Hutchinson

    Nicky Hutchinson has many years experience as a teacher and a specialist behaviour adviser for Bristol Local Authority. She now works nationally as a behaviour consultant and therapist, training and advising schools, parents and other professionals on all aspects of children’s psychological and emotional development. She has over 25 years experience of working with children and families. She co-authored Intervening Early (Routledge) a practical guide for child care professionals to identify and support young children with challenging behaviour. She also...

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  • Bruce King

    Bruce King

    Professor Bruce King, an American who lives in Paris, has taught at universities in England, Scotland, the United States, Canada, France, Nigeria, New Zealand and Israel. His books, which have been published by Macmillan, OUP, Continuum and Haus amongst others,  include Dryden’s Major Plays, Marvell’s Allegorical Poetry, Shakespeare’s Coriolanus, History of Seventeenth-Century English Literature, V S Naipaul, Modern English Poetry in English, Three Indian Poets, Derek Walcott and West Indian Theatre, Derek Walcott: A Caribbean Life, The New English Literatures,...

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  • Estate of Adele King

    Estate of Adele King

    Professor Adele King, lived in Paris for the last decade of her life.  She taught French in Nigeria and the United States.  Her last position was at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana. She has written books on Camus, Proust, Paul Nizan and Camara Laye, and French Women Novelists: defining a female style, a study of five French women novelists.  She has edited a volume of French African stories and a collection of essays on Camus’s L’Etranger, was editor of...

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  • Bill Laws

    Bill Laws

    Bill Laws is a writer and journalist with many years of experience.  He worked on a range of newspapers before going freelance and since then has written a number of books on the subjects of walking, Boots, Byways and Blisters (The History Press, 2009); horticultural history 50 Plants that Changed the Course of History (David & Charles, 2010); lifestyle and gardening, Artists’ Gardens (Cassell, 2005); and vernacular architecture The Perfect Country Cottage (Conran Books, 1996) and Home Truths – An...

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  • Katie Ledger

    Katie Ledger

    Katie Ledger. After 12 years working as a television news journalist for the BBC, ITN and Channel 5 in the UK, Katie has created a portfolio career as an author, communications consultant, conference facilitator and speaker. She works for organisations such as Microsoft, Xerox, HP, The Police Federation, Gazprom and CaratMedia helping people to get to the heart of the matter and communicate in a compelling and memorable way. She is a passionate advocate of new technology and new ways...

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  • Lord Lisvane

    Lord Lisvane

    Robert Lisvane (formerly Robert Rogers) was the Clerk of the House of Commons and Chief Executive of the House of Commons Service of some 2,000 people. As Clerk of the House (the 49th holder of the office since 1363) he was the principal constitutional adviser to the House, drawing on four decades of experience in every aspect of the House’s business.  He now sits in the House of Lords as Lord Lisvane, a cross-bencher. He is the author of the popular...

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  • Dr Sandi Mann

    Dr Sandi Mann

    Sandi Mann lectures in Organizational Psychology at the University of Central Lancashire and is a consultant specializing in stress and emotions.  She is a regular contributor to various media outlets on these issues, including radio, television and print media.  She is the co-author of Would I Lie to You?  with Dr Paul Seager  and also co-authored  This Book Has Feelings  – Adventures in the Philosophy and Psychology of your Mind (New Burlington Books 2010) Sandi has written two titles in...

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  • Diana Mather

    Diana Mather

    Diana Mather is an author and educator with an international reputation for excellence. She teaches social and business etiquette around the globe with The English Manner, (a leading Institute offering training in etiquette and protocol) and gives talks on various subjects for The Culture Concierge. She is a member of The Confidence Clinic, an organisation helping companies and individuals build confidence and self-esteem, and is a regular contributor to radio and television programmes, commenting on matters of style, personal presentation, international...

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  • Jaqueline Mitchell

    Jaqueline Mitchell

    Jaqueline Mitchell studied History of Art at Oxford Brookes where she gained an MA. She is a freelance writer, compiler, publisher and editor whose books focus on social, cultural and natural history. These include How to be a Good Parent (Bodleian Publishing, 2014), Blitz Spirit (Osprey, 2010) and Birds: An Anthology (Bodleian Publishing, 2020).  Jaqueline also works as a commissioning editor in academic publishing with more than 30 years experience behind her, including the commissioning of African Studies for Boydell & Brewer. She has also written and compiled three Britannica...

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  • Blaire Palmer

    Blaire Palmer

    Blaire Palmer is the Chief Executive of That People Thing, a leadership consultancy and is increasingly invited to address audiences around the world on the subjects of work, leadership and change. A former BBC journalist and producer, Blaire is a confidante and coach for CEOs and company boards. Based on over 10,000 hours of participating in board meetings and working with senior teams, Blaire knows what really goes on behind the closed doors of the boardroom and charts the transformation...

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  • John Parkin

    John Parkin

    John realised that saying F**K It was as good as all the eastern spiritual practices he’d been studying for 20 years.  Having said F**K It to a top job in London, he escaped to Italy to write his first book . F**K It – the Ultimate Spiritual Way has been an international bestseller translated into twenty one languages.  This was followed by The Way of F**K It – Small Book, Big Wisdom which packs a similar punch in style and...

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  • Mike Pegg

    Mike Pegg

    Mike Pegg has spent the past 45 years helping people to build on their strengths and achieve their picture of success. His many books include The Art of Mentoring, The Magic of Work, The Super Teams Book, The Mentor’s Book, The Class Act Book, The Strengths Way, The Strengths Toolbox and Strengths Coaching In 90 Minutes, the latter co-authored with Sue Moore. His most recent book is The Art of Strengths Coaching Mike set up his own company dedicated to...

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  • Juliet Pegrum

    Juliet Pegrum

    After gaining her Masters from the Royal College of Art, Juliet worked in India where she developed an interest in Eastern Philosophy. Over the past twenty years she has spent long periods of time there studying vastu and yoga. She has authored four yoga titles, Yoga Fun for Toddlers, Children and You, Ageless Yoga –Gentle Workouts for Health and Fitness, Hatha Yoga and Ashtanga Yoga all of which have been published internationally. In addition she is the author of two...

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  • Victoria Preston

    Victoria Preston

    Victoria Preston has provided strategic communications advice to corporate and government clients around the world for over 30 years and during that time has visited many cultural and religious sites, from Jerusalem to Japan, Ireland to Iraq.  She is an Associate Fellow at the King’s Centre for Strategic Communications and an occasional contributor to the NATO Strategic Communication Centre of Excellence in Latvia. Victoria holds an MSc in Development Studies from the London School of Economics. Each year, 200 million...

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  • Verite Reily Collins

    Verite Reily Collins

    Verite Reily Collins is a London-based journalist and author whose particular areas of interest are careers, the tourist industry, dogs and cancer care.  She is a member of the Chartered Institute of Journalists, The Sports Journalists’ Association and the Guild of Health Writers.  She has written numerous books on Careers in Tourism and Travel, Marketing, Advertising and PR, Journalism and the Voluntary Sector.  She has also written extensively about The Border Terrier and Working Dogs. Her most recent book is...

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  • Brian Robb

    Brian Robb

    Brian J. Robb is a New York Times/Sunday Times best-selling author. Among his works are Timeless Adventures: How Doctor Who Conquered TV, a critical cultural history of the TV series (Kamera, 2009), A Brief History of Star Trek (Constable & Robinson, 2012) and A Brief History of Star Wars (Constable & Robinson, 2012). He has written Silent Cinema (Kamera, 2007), Counterfeit Worlds: Philip K. Dick on Film (Titan, 2005) and Screams and Nightmares: The Films of Wes Craven (Titan, 1998)....

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  • Andrew Salmon

    Andrew Salmon

    Andrew Salmon covers the Koreas for Forbes, Monocle, The South China Morning Post, The Times and The Washington Times.  His first book To The Last Round: The Epic British Stand on the Imjin River, Korea 1951 (Aurum Press, 2009) was published to critical acclaim  and won the inaugural Osprey Publishing/Hampshire Libraries award for Best Military Book of 2009 from a field of 60 key military titles. Chinese and Korean editions have now been published. For more information see www.tothelastround.wordpress.com. Andrew’s ...

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  • Swami Ambikananda Saraswati

    Swami Ambikananda Saraswati

    Swami Ambikananda Saraswati is a Hindu monk who has been teaching yoga and Vedanta philosophy for over forty years. In 1995 she founded The Traditional Yoga Association to honour its ancient traditions and continue her guru's message, training new teachers as well as teaching public classes. She is also a practising acupuncturist, offering private treatments at her home. Visit the Traditional Yoga website at www.traditionalyoga.org.

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  • Professor Michael Scott

    Professor Michael Scott

    Professor Michael Scott was Vice-Chancellor of Glyndwr University in North East Wales until March 2015.  He is a distinguished literary scholar, having written numerous books and articles and edited two major series for Palgrave Macmillan.  His influential Text and Performance series helped spawn Masters programmes in a new approach to Shakespeare Studies in the UK, the USA, Australia and elsewhere. For fourteen years Michael was Visiting Professor of English at Georgetown University, Washington DC which honoured him with the Centennial...

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  • Dr Paul Seager

    Dr Paul Seager

    Dr Paul Seager is senior lecturer in Social and Forensic psychology at the University of Central Lancashire.  His main area of interest is the psychology of deception – why people lie, how they lie, and whether we are good at detecting lies. He is the co-author of Would I Lie to You? Deception Detection in Relationships, at Work and in Life . In 2014 Hodder published Paul’s introduction to Social Psychology in its Teach Yourself series.

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  • The Estate of Margaret Shennan

    The Estate of Margaret Shennan

    Dr Margaret Shennan was a historian, teacher, writer and expert on Malaya.  For ten years she was Principal Lecturer and Head of History at St Martin’s College of Higher Education and also taught European Studies at Lancaster University.  She published a number of academic books including Teaching about Europe which won a national award from the Standing Conference of Studies in Education.  She held the honorary status of Consultant, European programmes at Lancaster University and was nominated for the 1993 Women...

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  • Bev Speight

    Bev Speight

    Bev Speight is an award winning graphic designer, illustrator and art educator. A former creative director for a major London publishing house and BBC designer, she has recently worked on major campaigns for BBC, Lonely Planet and Berlitz. Bev balances her time between her creative design and illustration practice, leading the BA 3D and Visual Arts Foundation programmes at Middlesex University and creating her art books. In her first book ArtLife published by Ilex in 2017 Bev’s shares her teaching...

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  • Clive Steeper

    Clive Steeper

    Clive Steeper has been a business leader and change executive for over 25 years. His career includes several roles as Managing Director in the UK, USA and Asia. Central to his success has been Clive’s ability to help others effectively navigate through change. Now as an executive coach, consultant and facilitator, he works internationally with many different organisations ranging from public bodies and international corporations to fast-growth businesses. He has also worked in motorsport, both as an Engineer and Team...

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  • Sue Stockdale

    Sue Stockdale

    Sue Stockdale is an inspirational speaker whose business and adventure experience has helped hundreds of leaders and entrepreneurs achieve extraordinary results.  She started her career in Corporate Training and Development, working for British Gas and then moved on to a role with the United Nations in the Former Yugoslavia.  Sue has an MBA in Entrepreneurship, an MSc in Quality Management and is an accredited coach.  She is the first British woman to walk to the Magnetic North Pole and has...

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  • Michael Streeter

    Michael Streeter

    Michael Streeter is a freelance writer, journalist and editor. He has written a number of biographies including General Franco and Catherine the Great, and contributed the three South American titles to the Haus Treaty of Versailles series (2009/2010). Michael’s illustrated history Mediterranean: a history of the cradle of Western civilisation was published by New Holland in 2008. He has also co-written with Peter Warren Cyber Crime and Warfare in the Hodder All that Matters series. He ghostwrote Bankrolling Basra (Constable...

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  • Jane Struthers

    Jane Struthers

    Jane Struthers is a full-time writer and author of many books in the non-fiction field and astrologer for Bella magazine. She has studied astrology, tarot, auras and palmistry for over 40 years and has written many divination titles including two titles in the best-selling Godsfield Bible series The Palmistry Bible (2005) and The Psychic’s Bible (2007), and more recently Moon Power (2019) and Your Love Stars (2022). Jane’s interest in heritage has seen her author Royal London (New Holland, 2004/2011)...

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  • Joules Taylor

    Joules Taylor

    Graduating from Stirling University with a B.A. Hons in English Studies with Philosophy and Linguistics, Joules Taylor has written on a wide variety of subjects, her works including Celtic history and myths, clairvoyance, crystals and dream interpretation.  She enjoys a reputation for carefully researched and lucid writing, particularly exploring ancient traditions with modern applications. From 1994-98 she wrote Astrolog, the astrology feature in Scrumpy, the monthly magazine for Mensa South-West, and her articles on traditional solstice and equinox celebrations have...

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  • Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor

    Ken Taylor has worked as a freelance journalist, website editor in both public and private sectors and runs a small publishing business. He has written 6 full length books over the past ten years and has co-authored a further 6 in partnership with his wife Joules.  Titles include Early Heaven Oracle (Rider,2002 ) Tarot for Today (London House, 2000) and two titles for Spruce  Werewolves (2009)  and Ghosts ( 2010). Ken’s Celestial Geometry explores over 60 archaeological sites that enshrine...

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  • Suzi Taylor

    Suzi Taylor

    Suzi Taylor (writing as Caroline Church) is a sufferer and writer about female mental health issues. She started researching different forms of mental illness during the early part of 2004, particularly PMDD and PND, and discovered purely by chance that her depressive episodes coincided with her menstrual cycle. Suzi also suffered from a severe form of post-natal illness, which then became cyclical. Once she started to research this often misdiagnosed condition, Suzi was astonished to find that many hadn't yet...

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  • Jayne Wallace

    Jayne Wallace

    Jayne Wallace is the founder and owner of Psychic Sisters, a team of up to 16 clairvoyants and healers working from her concession at Selfridges, London the first and only psychic concession in a department store in the world. Her first book My Psychic Stories was published in 2012 (Godsfield) and tells how Jayne has developed her natural clairvoyant abilities to connect with those in the afterlife.  2014 saw the publication of 44 Ways to Talk to your Angels (Cico...

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  • Felicity Warner

    Felicity Warner

    Felicity Warner, founder of the Soul Midwives’ Movement, is known for her pioneering approaches to the care of the dying.  She lectures both nationally and internationally and runs the Soul Midwives’ School based in Dorset. Its unique training programme teaches holistic and spiritual companionship for the end of life enabling individuals to die with dignity and tranquility.  She also campaigns for  holistic, compassionate and de-medicalised approaches to end-of-life care. A writer and broadcaster for 25 years, she is regarded as an...

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  • Christopher Warwick

    Christopher Warwick

    Christopher Warwick is a writer, biographer, speaker and broadcaster, who regularly takes part in television and radio programmes. His books include best-selling authorized biographies of Princess Margaret and Sir Peter Ustinov. His study, Ella, Princess Saint & Martyr, the definitive life of Grand Duchess Elisabeth Feodorovna of Russia, was released in paperback and e-book format as The Life and Death of ELLA Grand Duchess of Russia – A Romanov Tragedy. Following publication of Ella, Christopher undertook a privately commissioned history...

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  • Camilla Ween

    Camilla Ween

    Camilla Ween is an architect, urban planner and Harvard University Loeb Fellow. She worked for Transport for London for 11 years, where she was responsible for advising the Mayor of London on the implications for transport of land use policy and development, and developing planning policy for many of London’s key growth areas. Camilla regularly lectures at Harvard and other universities as well as international institutions such as the Shanghai Planning Forum. She is Chair of the Trustees of the...

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  • David Wells

    David Wells

    David Wells is a former Maths teacher. He was the British under-21 chess champion and is now the London-based author of numerous books on mathematical puzzles and general maths. He has also contributed articles to The Mathematical Intelligencer and The Mathematical Gazette amongst many journals. His books for Penguin include The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Numbers, The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Geometry, You are a Mathematician and The Penguin Book of Curious and Interesting Mathematics. Other...

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  • Simon Wootton

    Simon Wootton

    Simon Wootton was Chief Accountable Officer at NHS Heywood Middleton and Rochdale Clinical Commissioning Group and is now running his own consultancy, Irwell Valley Consulting (www.irwellvalleyconsulting.co.uk).  Simon has extensive senior public sector and independent sector management experience as well as senior pharmaceutical sales experience. He is a cognitive expert in the fields of mental health and business and has co-authored six books with Terry Horne entitled Training Your Brain, Keep Your Brain Sharp, Brain Training Boot Camp, Brilliant Brain Training, Advanced Brain...

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