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Michael Cuneo teaches sociology and anthropology at Fordham University in New York. His previous books include the much-praised 'The Smoke of Satan'. He is acknowledged by many to be the foremost authority on exorcism in America.
A team of 40 experts and academics have contributed to this book, under the supervision of an editorial board that includes Professor Barry Cunliffe, Oxford University; Professor Robert Bartlett, University of St Andrews; Professor John Morrill, Cambridge University; Lord Briggs; Professor Joanna Bourke, Birkbeck College, London
With sales of almost three million copies, Jeremy Strong is immensely popular with children, particularly boys, who adore his unique brand of silliness. He won the Children's Book Award in 1997 with The Hundred-Mile-An-Hour Dog and his books about Sigurd the Viking have been made into a TV series. He lives in Somerset.
Born in 1929 in an Irish suburb of Boston, Bill Cunningham dropped out of Harvard and moved to New York City to pursue a career in fashion. In 1948, he started his hat design business, ‘William J’ ; his hats were featured in Vogue and Harper's Bazaar and worn by Marilyn Monroe and Jacqueline Kennedy. In the 1960s the business closed and he became a fashion journalist and photographer. In 1978, he joined the New York Times. In later years, Cunningham could regularly be seen on his bicycle, in his French workman’s jacket, photographing fashion trends for his columns ‘On the Street’ and ‘Evening Hours’. He was the subject of the acclaimed documentary Bill Cunningham, New York (2010) in which Anna Wintour confided that ‘we all dress for Bill’. Bill Cunningham died in 2016, aged 87. He had always lived modestly, amidst ‘William J’ hatboxes and the filing cabinets housing his photographic archive. The prepared typescript of Fashion Climbing was found among his effects.
For over 90 years the BBC's radio drama, comedy and talks programmes have been the envy of the world. Each day the output of BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 4 Extra, and the BBC World Service delights and informs listeners all around the globe.
A former music and history teacher, Elaine Cunningham has written over a dozen fantasy novels and many short stories. She's best known for the Songs and Swords books, particularly Elfshadow, a mystery in a fantasy setting. Her lifelong fascination with mythology and belief systems made her a Star Wars fan from the start. She lives with her family in a New England seacoast town.
Sean Cunningham is a Principal Records Specialist at the National Archives. A Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, he has published widely on late medieval and early Tudor England. His books include, most recently, a historical biography of Henry VII.
Michael Cunningham is the author of Flesh and Blood, A Home at the End of the World, and The Hours, winner of the Pulitzer Prize and now a major film. Cunningham is currently a Professor of creative writing at Yale University.
Suki Cunningham is the author of Opening Acts and Release Me, available from Black Lace.
Andrew Cunningham is a senior research fellow in the History of Medicine in the department of History and Philosophy of Science at Cambridge University, following a successful tenure as acting director of the Cambridge Wellcome Unit for the History of Medicine. He lectures in and has a detailed knowledge of a wide span of medical history and is the author of a range of medical history books including The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse:Religion,War,Famine and Death in Reformation Europe and the soon to be published: The Anatomist Anatomised: An Experimental Discipline in Enlightenment Europe. He has edited and been advisor on many popular historical accounts of medical lives, including Wendy Moore’s recently acclaimed biography of John Hunter, The Knife Man, and he has made several contributions to medical discussions on BBC Radio 4’s In Our Time and the history series Man Masters Nature.
Jessica Cunsolo is a university student hailing from a small town near Toronto, Canada. Her young adult novel, She's With Me , has amassed over 100 million reads on Wattpad. It is the winner of a 2016 Wattys award and The 2016 Fiction Awards' "Best Teen Fiction," and has also been published internationally through both Hachette Romans and Planeta Spain. Cunsolo enjoys hiking, the outdoors, and trying to sneak her way out of inevitable awkward situations that she can eventually transform into material for her viral novels.
Li Cunxin was born in 1961 near the city of Qingdao on the coast of north-east China. The sixth of seven sons in a poor rual family Li's peasant life in Chairman Mao's communist china changed dramatically when he was chosen by Madame Mao's cultural advisers to become a student at the Beijing Dance Academy. Li went on to become one of the best male dancers in the world. He now lives in Melbourne, Australia with his wife and family.
Siobhan Curham has written several books and during her pregnancy found herself suffering from depression but had no idea why. When she discovered that antenatal depression actually affects 10 per cent of all women she decided to write a book on the subject, determined that other mothers would not have to go through what she went through.
Josie Curran is the author of Organised Fun, Organised Fun for Kids and Organised Fun for Grown-ups. She works for the children's charity Kids Company and lives on a houseboat on an island in the Thames with her partner Barney, their son Herbie and Otter the dog. They regularly entertain friends and family with riverside games, picnics and barbecues.
Shane Curran was born in 1971. After a playing career that spanned four decades and two codes and included an All-Ireland club championship victory at the age of 41, he runs Global Flood Solutions. He lives in Co. Roscommon.
J. P. Martin (Author) J.P.Martin was born in Scarborough in 1879. He became a Methodist minister in 1902 and served as a missionary in South Africa and as an army chaplain in Palestine in 1918 at the time when Allenby and T.E. Lawrence overwhelmed the Turks. J.P.Martin and his wife Nancy moved circuits every three years and worked among miners and slum dwellers, as well as among the comfortably off. He started telling the Uncle stories before the First World War and in 1934 the writers Stella Martin and R.N Currey urged him to write them down; it took thirty years before they got them accepted by Jonathan Cape in the satire rich sixties. Reviewers welcomed each of the six books as they were published between 1964 and 1973 with comparisons to Edward Lear and Alice. The Observer described him as 'a master in the great English nonsense tradition.' J.P.Martin was 84 when Uncle was published and he charmed everyone on radio and television. He was able to enjoy his late success before he died two years later in 1966. R N Currey (Author) Born in Mafeking in 1907, R.N. Currey was a soldier, poet and at one time a school teacher in Colchester.
Lisa Currie is an artist based in Melbourne, Australia. Her playful activity books include The Scribble Diary and Me, You, Us.
Anne Curry is Professor of Medieval History at the University of Southampton. Her books include Agincourt: A New History and (with Glenn Foard) Bosworth 1485: A battlefield rediscovered, and she has made numerous appearances on BBC radio and television. A former President of the Historical Association, Anne is chair of the Agincourt 600 Committee in conjunction with the Royal Armouries.
Ian Marter (Author) Ian Marter (1944 – 1986) was an English actor and writer, known for his role as Harry Sullivan in the BBC science-fiction television series Doctor Who. David Fisher (Author) David Fisher was approached by script editor Anthony Read to write for Doctor Who and the result was the 100th story, The Stones of Blood, transmitted in 1978. Fisher first met Read when the latter was setting up a series called The Troubleshooters in 1965. Fisher went on to write for Orlando (1967), Dixon of Dock Green (1969), Sutherland's Law (1973) and General Hospital (1977). As well as The Stones of Blood, Fisher also contributed The Androids of Tara, The Creature from the Pit and The Leisure Hive to Doctor Who. The first two stories were novelised by Terrance Dicks, but Fisher decided to pen the latter two himself for the Target range. Following his work on Doctor Who, Fisher wrote for Hammer House of Horror (1980), Hammer Mystery and Suspense (1984) and collaborated with Read on a number of historical books with subjects including World War Two espionage, the Nazi persecution of Jews and the Nazi/Soviet pact of the early 1940s. Eric Saward (Author) Eric Saward has written for both radio and television, script edited Doctor Who for five years and also written four original stories for the show. During this time he also novelised four scripts and wrote the first ever Doctor Who radio serial. Recently he has completed a graphic novel based around the adventures of Lytton. Stephen Wyatt (Author) Stephen Wyatt was born in Beckenham, Kent and brought up in Ealing in West London. He was educated at Latymer Upper School and then went on to Clare College, Cambridge. While at Cambridge, he directed the 1973 Footlights Revue, Every Packet Carries a Government Health Warning, as well as productions of The Mikado, Handel’s Semele and Verdi’s I Due Foscari. His first full-length comedy, Exit, Pursued by a Bear, was produced at the Edinburgh Festival in 1973. After a brief spell as Lecturer in Drama at Glasgow University, he began his career as a playwright in 1975 as writer/researcher with the Belgrade Coventry Theatre in Education team. In 1982 and 1983 he was Resident Writer with the London Bubble Theatre. Stephen has worked widely as a freelance playwright in theatre, radio and television ever since. He also has considerable experience as a teacher, workshop leader and script reader and in the creation of audio guides. The first piece he wrote for television was a play called Claws which led to his being commissioned to write Paradise Towers and then The Greatest Show in the Galaxy for Doctor Who. In 2008, his play, Memorials to the Missing, won the Tinniswood Award for best original radio script of 2007 as well as Silver in the Best Drama category of the 2008 Sony Radio Awards. He spent two years as Royal Literary Fund Writing Fellow at the University of Sussex and in the autumn of 2011 he took up a post as RLF Writing Fellow on Greenwich University’s Maritime campus. Author biography by David J. Howe, author of The Target Book, the complete illustrated guide to the Target Doctor Who novelisations. Graeme Curry (Author) After leaving university, Graeme Curry worked as a journalist and a professional singer. In 1982 he won both the Cosmopolitan Young Journalist of the Year award and a screenplay competition with Over the Moon, which he later adapted as a radio play for BBC Radio 4. It was on the strength of this that he was put in touch with Andrew Cartmel to discuss working on Doctor Who. The Happiness Patrol was his first television commission. Since then, Curry has contributed to ITV’s The Bill, BBC1’s EastEnders and the Radio 4 soap opera Citizens. He has also written the plays PS I Love You and The Mantle of the Earth for Radio 4. Curry has penned numerous books of poems for children, mostly with Jennifer Curry, and has also worked as a stage manager and an editor. Author biography by David J. Howe, author of The Target Book, the complete illustrated guide to the Target Doctor Who novelisations.
Elly Curshen – AKA Elly Pear – is the founder of Bristol’s Pear Café, a Sunday Times bestselling cookery author, food columnist, food panel judge, cookery tutor and authority on all things delicious. Elly’s cooking is bright, inventive and meat-free. Influenced by world cuisine but always with an eye on the local greengrocers, Elly is passionate about encouraging people to cook from scratch with easily achievable, tasty recipes.
Judi Curtin was born in London and grew up in Cork. She now lives in Limerick with her family. She has three children and a cat called Domino. Domino does not have any superpowers - as far as Judi knows. In her spare time, Judi likes to read, play Scrabble and grow tomatoes. She is Ireland's best-selling fiction author for 8-12 girls with her Alice & Megan series. www.judicurtin.com
Emma Curtis was born in Brighton and now lives in London with her husband. After raising two children and working various jobs, her fascination with the darker side of domestic life inspired her to write her acclaimed psychological suspense thrillers One Little Mistake, When I Find You and The Night You Left. Find her on Twitter: @emmacurtisbooks
Stephen Curtis was an English lecturer for ten years and since 1988 has worked as a freelance lexicographer, translator and writer. He has contributed to The Encarta World English Dictionary and the New Penguin English Dictionary.
MARTIN MANSER is an experienced editor and reference writer. He has written numerous books on language including THE MACMILLAN GUIDE TO ENGLISH GRAMMAR and THE BLOOMSBURY GUIDE TO BETTER ENGLISH and he is also an editor of the forthcoming PENGUIN A-Z THESAURUS. He lives in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire.
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