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Angela Buttolph lives and works in London. A graduate of the London College of Fashion, she has written for every major fashion magazine, from Vogue to i-D, and is the co-author of Phaidon's Fashion Book. She is now a contributing editor for Grazia. An experienced broadcaster, she has also presented a number of fashion shows, from ITV1's Hollywood Star Treatment to BBC2's A Week of Dressing Dangerously, and is currently Radio 1's Fashion Expert, giving style advice to the 4 million listeners of Jo Whiley's Morning Show. www.AngelaButtolph.com
Jon Butterworth is currently Head of the Department of Physics and Astronomy at UCL and works on the ATLAS Experiment at CERN's Large Hadron Collider. He studied at the University of Oxford, receiving a DPhil in particle physics in 1992. He is the author of Smashing Physics, and of the 'Life and Physics' blog for the Guardian.
Born in 1969, Alex Butterworth is an historian, writer and dramatist whose first book Pompeii: The Living City won the Longmans-History Today New Generation Book of the Year. He lives in Oxford.
Nick Butter is an endurance runner, adventurer and motivational speaker. He lives in Bristol.
Gary Neville (Author) Gary Neville is one of the most decorated English and European football players of all time, having won a total of 20 trophies, including eight Premier League titles and two Champions League titles. He is represented England for more than 10 years, and is England’s most capped right-back, with 85 caps. He is currently assistant manager for the England national football team. Phil Neville (Author) Phil Neville spent 10 years as a professional footballer with Manchester United, during which time he won six Premier League titles, three FA Cups, three FA Community Shields, the Intercontinental Cup and the Champions League. He joined Everton in 2005, where he spent the final eight years of his playing career. He is currently assistant coach of Valencia, and lives in Spain. Paul Scholes (Author) Paul Scholes has represented Manchester United over more than sixteen years, making more than 700 appearances in that time. He represented the England national team from 1997 until his retirement in 2004, winning 66 caps which included two World Cup and two European Championship campaigns. He was inducted into the Football Hall of Fame in 2008, and retired from professional football in 2013. Ryan Giggs (Author) Ryan Giggs has collected thirteen Premier League, four FA Cup and two Champions League winner's medals in a career spanning twenty years with Manchester United. He also holds the club record for number of appearances. Having received sixty-four caps for Wales, Giggs retired from international football in 2007 and was awarded the OBE the same year. He is currently Manchester United’s assistant manager, and lives in Salford. Nicky Butt (Author) Nicky Buttbegan his career with Manchester United and spent 12 years in their first-team, winning six Premier League titles, three FA Cups, four FA Community Shields, the UEFA Champions League and the Intercontinental Cup, before moving to Newcastle United in 2004. He is also a former England international and won 39 caps in a seven-year England career. He finished his career abroad, playing for South China and is now the head of coaching at the Manchester United youth academy.
Michael Butt has written numerous dramas for BBC radio, including Peter Lorre Vs Peter Lorre, The Last Project (El Ultimo Proyecto), Unauthorised History, Filthy Rich and Ambiguous Loss (winner of a BBC Radio Drama Award for Best Series or Serial.)
Tom Butler-Bowdon is a graduate of the London School of Economics and the University of Sydney. He left his job as a political advisor to write the bestselling 50 Self-Help Classics - a guide to personal development literature. This was followed by other titles in the series: 50 Success Classics, 50 Spiritual Classics, 50 Psychology Classics and 50 Prosperity Classics. Tom has appeared on numerous television and radio shows in the UK, US and Australia.
Steven Butler (Author, Reader) Steven is the Sainsbury's Children's Book Award-winning author of The Nothing to See Here Hotel as well as The Diary of Dennis the Menace series and The Wrong Pong series, which was shortlisted for the Roald Dahl Funny Prize. He's also an actor, dancer and trained aerialist as well as a keen observer of trolls and their disgusting habits. His primary school headmaster was the fantastically funny author Jeremy Strong. Steven lives in London. James Patterson (Author) JAMES PATTERSON is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades – the Alex Cross, Women’s Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels – and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son. Richard Watson (Illustrator) Richard Watson is an illustrator based in North Lincolnshire and has been working on children's books since graduating from the University of Lincoln in 2003 with a degree in illustration. His work is mainly produced digitally and a few of his other interests include cinema, wildlife and music.
Samuel Butler (1835-1902) was an author, literary critic, philosopher, painter and translator of Homer. After a disagreement about his career with his father, a clergyman who had been pressured into joining the Church by his own father, Butler left England to become a sheep farmer in New Zealand. The letters he wrote to his father from here formed the basis of his utopian satire Erewhon. The Way of All Flesh, a semi-autobiographical exploration of Victorian family life and indictment of Victorian hypocrisy, was published posthumously in 1903.
David Butler is the vice president of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at The Coca-Cola Company and is responsible for Coca-Cola's Accelerator Program designed to generate early-stage, high-growth startups. Under David's leadership, Coca-Cola has been awarded numerous design awards including the prestigious Grand Prix from the Cannes Lions International Advertising Festival among others. In 2009, David was recognized by Fast Company as a "Master of Design" and by Fortune for its 2013 Executive Dream Team. David is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Design and Innovation.
John Butler is a part-time lecturer in graphic design and illustration as well as a freelance illustrator. He has produced a range of wonderful wildlife books with Theresa Radcliffe. John lives in Kent.
Stephanie Butland lives near the sea in the North East of England. She writes in a studio at the bottom of her garden. For fun, she reads, knits, walks, and bakes, and is an occasional performance poet. Twitter: @under_blue_sky Facebook: /StephanieButlandAuthor Instagram: @StephanieButlandAuthor
Tim Butcher is a best-selling author who blends travel with history. His first book, Blood River, was a number one bestseller, a Richard & Judy Book Club selection and was shortlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize, while his next, Chasing the Devil, was longlisted for the George Orwell Prize. A journalist with the Daily Telegraph from 1990 to 2009, in 2010 he received an honorary doctorate from the University of Northampton for services to writing. Born in Great Britain, he is based in Cape Town with his family.
Following high-ranking careers with the Royal Navy and Surrey Police, Colin Butcher established The UK Pet Detectives in 2005. It has since become the market leader in the investigation of crimes against animals, and each year recovers hundreds of lost and stolen pets. An expert in the field of pet detection, Colin's vast experience as a crime investigator has given him an unrivalled insight into the behaviour of missing dogs and cats.
Born in London, Darcey Bussell began ballet at the Royal Ballet School at the age of thirteen. In 1986 she won the Prix de Lausanne. Then in 1987 she joined Sadlers Wells Royal Ballet, where in 1988, at the age of nineteen, she was recognized by MacMillan and then joined the Royal Ballet as a soloist. In 1995 she was awarded an OBE. She is now a favourite judge on Strictly Come Dancing. Darcey has previously published exercise books such as Pilates for Life, but this is her first lifestyle book. She lives in London with her husband, Angus Forbes, and their two daughters, Phoebe and Zoe.
Cindy Meston is one of the world's leading researchers on women's sexuality and a professor of clinical psychology at the University of Texas at Austin, where she directs the Sexual Psychophysiology Laboratory. David Buss, one of the founders of the field of evolutionary psychology, is a professor at the University of Texas at Austin and is the author of several books, including The Evolution of Desire and The Dangerous Passion.
Milena Busquets was born in Barcelona where she attended the Lycée Français de Barcelone. She obtained a degree in archaeology from the Institute of Archaeology at University College London, began work in publishing, and has since founded her own publishing house. She currently works as a journalist and as a translator.
Mark Busk-Cowley has worked at ITV since 1997. In 2002, he was part of the team responsible for the creation of I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here! He has worked on the show every year since, co-writing the host script for presenters Ant and Dec. His scriptwriting credits include Saturday Night Takeaway, Hell's Kitchen, Love Island, Ade in Adland, Pride of Britain, Trinny and Susannah Undress, The Door and Monte Carlo or Bust. I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here! by Brucey the Cockroach is his first book.
Niel Bushnell began his career working in comics before moving into animation on the feature films Space Jam & Lost in Space, and as an animator & illustrator for several computer games, including Harry Potter and the Philosophers' Stone. In 2002 Niel established Qurios, an animation & VFX studio which has contributed to many UK TV shows, including Spooks and Hyperdrive. He was recently commissioned by BBC Radio 4 to develop his sit-com, Ragnor Rock. Timesmith is his second novel.
GEORGE W. BUSH is the 43rd President of the United States, serving from 2001 to 2009. He previously served as Governor of Texas. He and his wife, Laura, now live in Dallas, where they founded the George W. Bush Presidential Center at Southern Methodist University. President Bush’s previous book, Decision Points, is the bestselling Presidential memoir of all time.
Karen Bush is a regular contributer to Your Dog magazine - the market leader - writing features covering all aspects of canine training, behaviour, health and general care. She has also contributed to the Eukanuba magazine produced for dog owners. She is the author of 16 previous books, largely including the 2007 title Everything Dogs Expect You to Know, a canine compendium of facts, practical advice and trivia. She lives in Buckinghamshire with her family and two rescue whippets. Dr Hessayon's bestselling guides have had an unparalleled influence on the practical reference books market of the past 50 years. There are over 50 million copies of his gardening books in print. In 1999 he received a Guinness World Record Award as 'Britain's bestselling living author of the 1990s'.
Andrea Busfield is a British journalist. Having lived in Afghanistan, where she wrote her first Kabul-set novel BORN UNDER A MILLION SHADOWS, she returned to Cyprus, where she lived as a young girl in the 70s and witnessed the Turkish invasion of the island. She and her family were evacuated in 1974. Visit her at www.Andreabusfieldbooks.co.uk
Dr. Christian Busch teaches at New York University (NYU) and the London School of Economics (LSE). At NYU, he directs the Global Economy program of the Center for Global Affairs. Previously, he co-directed the LSE's Innovation and Co-Creation Lab and served as a course leader. He is a co-founder of Sandbox Network, a leading community of young innovators active in over 20 countries, as well as Leaders on Purpose, an organization convening high-impact leaders. He is member of the World Economic Forum's (WEF) Expert Forum and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts, and frequently speaks at conferences such as the WEF, TEDx, and Financial Times Sustainability Summit. Dr Busch was a finalist in the FT/McKinsey Bracken Bower prize as well as for the Thinkers 50 'Distinguished Achievement' Award for his work on serendipity. He holds a PhD and MSc from the LSE. The Serendipity Mindset is his first book.
Sue Eves has worked as a puppeteer, scriptwriter, singer/songwriter and actor, as well as being a children's book writer. She lives in London, and has a fifteen year-old daughter. Ailie Busby was born in London and attended art school in Cambridge and London. She now lives in Newcastle upon Tyne and has two small children. She has illustrated over twenty books for children, and is published by Scholastic, Walker and David Fickling.
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