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Miklós Bánffy (1873-1950) was a Hungarian nobleman with extensive estates in Hungarian Transylvania (now Romania), first patron of Bela Bartok and briefly Hungarian foreign minister after WW1. His castle and great library were deliberately destroyed by the retreating Nazis in 1944. INTRODUCER BIOGRAPHY: Hugh Thomas is the author of The Spanish Civil War, Cuba, or the Pursuit of Freedom and a trilogy about the Spanish Empire. He was Professor of History at Reading University and has also served in the Foreign Office and as Chairman of the Centre for Policy Studies. His books include novels, biographies and political as well as historical works.He became a Life Peer in 1981 as Baron Thomas of Swynnerton.
Bruce Byron is well known is known for his role as DC Terry Perkins in The Bill. He has starred in The Messenger: The Story of Joan of Arc, The Mummy Returns and From Hell, as well as appearing as Gary Bolton in Eastenders in 2001. He is married to Dr Tanya Byron.
Lord Byron (1788-1824) - Byron (of Rochdale), George (Gordon), 6th Baron. The most notorious Romantic poet and satirist. He was among the most famous of the English 'Romantic' poets; his contemporaries included Percy Shelley and John Keats. He was also a satirist whose poetry and personality captured the imagination of Europe. His major works include Childe Harold's Pilgrimage (1812-18) and Don Juan (1819-24). He died of fever and exposure while engaged in the Greek struggle for independence.
George Gordon Byron was born on 22 January 1788 and inherited the barony in 1798. He gained a reputation for his startling good looks and extravagant behaviour, and on the publication of 'Childe Harold's Pilgrimage' became famous overnight. In 1815 he married Annabella Millbanke, but they were seaprated after a year. The rumoured relationship with his half-sister Augusta lead him to leave England in 1816. He eventually settled in Italy and supported Italian revolutionary movements, and in 1823 left to fight for Greek independence. He contracted fever and died in 1824. T.G. Steffan is Professor Emeritus of English in the University of Austin, Texas. W.W. Pratt is a former Professor Emeritus of English in the University of Austin, and died in 1991. Susan J. Wolfson (introducer) is Professor of English at Princeton University. Peter J. Manning is Professor of English at the State University of New York.
Robert Byron was born in England in 1905 into a family distantly related to Lord Byron. He attended Eton and Merton College, Oxford, and wrote several other travel books before his untimely death in 1941 when his ship to West Africa was torpedoed while serving as a correspondent for a London newspaper during World War II. Among his other books are The Station (1928), The Byzantine Achievement (1929), and First Russia, Then Tibet (1933).
Jonathan L.S. Byrnes is a Senior Lecturer at MIT. He has authored over 100 books, articles, cases, notes, and expert submissions. He wrote a monthly column on managing profitability, "The Bottom Line," in Harvard Business School's e-newsletter. Byrnes also runs a consultancy through which he has advised over 50 major companies and industry associations. He has served on the Advisory Boards of Objectiva Software and Autopart International, and is currently on the Advisory Boards of danoo, OCO, and WaveMark.
JOHN BYRNE is a well-known cartoonist and humorist who has worked for the Guardian and Private Eye, as well as being published by Red Fox, MacDonald and HarperCollins. He is married with one son. Author lives: Fulham, London Backlist 0 552 545058 THE HAUNTED JOKE BOOK 0 552 545627 THE ALIEN JOKE BOOK
Alec Byrne started his career as a photographer on the NME in 1966, and he instantly found himself in the middle of a rock revolution. Popular and talented, and was given informal access to everybody from the Rolling Stones, The Kinks, The Who and The Faces to the Bee Gees and Black Sabbath, and visiting Americans from Bob Dylan to Jim Morrison. As photographers began to get less access in the mid-seventies, he decamped to LA where he became a set photographer. His London archive was stored in his garage, until now.
Richard Byrne was born and grew up in Brighton. He studied at Eastbourne College of Art & Design. New to the picture book world Richard is an up and coming picture book creator with his first two books being nominated for the Kate Greenaway Medal 2012. He lives in Chichester with his wife and two children. He is currently working on a second picture book for Andersen, What Noise Does a Rabbit Make?
Fergus Byrne is the publisher and editorial director of the Marshwood Vale Magazine and People and Food Magazine. He was brought up in a pub and restaurant in Southern Ireland, which housed the mummified right arm of the famous Irish pugilist Sir Dan Donnelly. After completing his education in Ireland, he pursued a career in marketing in London and America, following which he moved to West Dorset where he now lives with his wife and four daughters.
Lorna Byrne has been seeing and talking to angels since she was a baby. Now that her family are raised she talks openly for the first time about what she has seen and learnt. She lives quietly in rural Ireland. For more information visit www.lornabyrne.com
Snorri Sturlson (1179-1241) was an Icelandic descendant of the poet and hero from Egil's Saga, Egill Skallgrímsson. He was the best-known writer of the saga, author of the PROSE EDDA, which was written as a textbook for young poets who wished to praise kings, and HEIMSKRINGLA, a history of the kings of Norway, the most important prose collection in Old Norse literature. Jesse Bycock is Professor of Icelandic and Old Norse Literature at the University of California and has published widely on Medieval Iceland. For Penguin, he is the author of Viking Age Iceland (2001).
Mark Byford was born in Castleford, West Yorkshire in 1958. He was the BBC Deputy Director General and Head of BBC Journalism from 2004 to 2011. An award-winning journalist and editor, he worked at the BBC for 32 years. This is his first book.
Harriet Harvey Wood is the former Head of Literature at the British Council. A.S. Byatt is internationally acclaimed as a novelist, short story-writer and critic. Her books include Possession (winner of the Booker Prize in 1990), and the quartet of The Virgin in the Garden, Still Life, Babel Tower and A Whistling Woman. Educated at York and Newnham College, Cambridge, she taught at the Central School of Art and Design, and was Senior Lecturer in English at University College, London, before becoming a full-time writer in 1983. She was appointed CBE in 1990 and DBE in 1999.
Adam Byatt is chef proprietor of Trinity in Clapham Old Town, which has three AA rosettes and was both AA London Restaurant of the Year 2007/8 and Time Out's Best Local Restaurant 2007/8. Before opening Trinity, Adam was the head chef and proprietor of Thyme in Clapham.
Betsy Byars is a Newbery Medal winner and a National Book Award winner, and has written over 60 books for young people. Her books have appeared on the best books lists of the American Library Association, School Library Journal, and American Bookseller, among others. She lives in South Carolina.
Clare Byam-Cook trained as a nurse and midwife. She has worked as a breast-feeding specialist in Christine Hill's antenatal practice for sixteen years and previously worked as a midwife at Queen Charlotte's Maternity Hospital in London. She also carries out home or hospital visits to any mother who is having feeding problems. Clare has written articles for various baby magazines, is a regular guest expert for Junior Pregnancy & Birth magazine and has made appearances on television and radio, including This Morning and Gloria Hunniford. She is also an expert on Gina Ford's website.
David Tossell has more than 20 years experience in sports journalism and is a lifelong Arsenal fan. He is the author of Playing for Uncle Sam: The Brits Story of the North American Soccer League, The American Match and Bertie Mee: Arsenal's Officer and Gentleman.
Before enlisting in the army at age twenty-six, Colby Buzzell lived in the San FranciscoBay area. He served for two years, including about a year in Iraq, and now lives in Los Angeles.
Tony Buzan, the creator of Mind Maps and the concept of mental literacy is an international lecturer and broadcaster and author of 20 bestsellers on the brain and learning. He also established The Brian Foundation which is the recognized arbiter for Mental World Records. Tony is head of the co-founder of the Mind Sports Olympiad. Raymond Keene OBE, international Chess Grandmaster, has written over 90 books specializing in mental combat and chess. He is Chess Correspondent of The Times and The Spectator. Raymond is co-founder of the Mind Sports Olympiad and has made numerous radio and television broadcasts in the UK and USA. He has an MA from Trinity College, Cambridge.
Famous Grouse is now 300 years old and across the brands has sales close to 50 million bottles annually. It was awarded a Royal Warrant in 1980 for its excellence and quality. Among its accolades Famous Grouse won the interactive entertainment BAFTA in 2002 for 'The Famous Grouse Experience', Perthshire, which is open to the public. Ian Buxton lives in Perthshire on the site of a former distillery. He writes regularly for Whisky Magazine and other publications and was Editor and co-author of Cutty Sark: The Making of a Whisky. His latest book is 101 Whiskies to Try Before You Die.
Jayne Buxton is a consultant and spokesperson in the field of work-life balance. After her non-fiction book, ENDING THE MOTHER WAR, was published in 1998 she became a regular contributor to press, radio and conference discussions about working parents and workplace change. She co-founded Flametree, a specialist work-life balance consultancy and interactive web based community for working parents. She now lives in London with her husband and three children and is currently working on her next novel.
Adam Buxton has presented various radio shows on BBC Radio 6 Music since 2007. The Adam and Joe show was also made into a successful podcast, and he currently produces The Adam Buxton Podcast (since 2015). He also hosts Bug, an exploration of music videos through YouTube comments which was televised in 2012. He appeared in the films Hot Fuzz and Stardust, and on TV in Have I Got News for You, Never Mind the Buzzcocks, The IT Crowd, Don't Watch That, Watch This and Look Around You among others.
Originally from New York, Julie Buxbaum is a Harvard Law graduate. She put her job as a lawyer on hold to pursue her love of writing and now lives in Los Angeles, California. To find out more about Julie Buxbaum please visit her website at www.juliebuxbaum.com.
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