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Laura D is the pseudonym of a 19-year-old French university student. Her identity will remain anonymous to protect her and her family's privacy.
Dr Peter J. D'Adamo is a renowned naturopathic physician, researcher, and lecturer. Chosen as a Physician of the Year in 1990 by the American Association of Naturopathic Physicians, Dr D'Adamo is also the founder of The Journal of Naturopathic Medicine and frequently contributes articles to medical journals. His series of books have been translated into over 65 languages. He has been named the Most Intriguing Health Author of 1999, and his first book Eat Right 4 Your Type was voted one of the "Ten Most Influential Health Books of All Time" by industry analysts. Catherine Whitney has co-written many best-selling books on health and medicine.
For over 20 years, Peter D'Adamo has extensively researched the connections between blood type, food, and disease. His first book, Eat Right 4 Your Type, is the only book to offer individualised health and diet programs based on the differences between blood types. Eat Right 4 Your Type became a New York Times bestseller and brought worldwide recognition to D'Adamo's blood type theories. Peter D’Adamo is a naturopathic physician who is also an author, researcher-educator, Ivesian, amateur horologist, budding software developer and air-cooled enthusiast. He is considered a world expert in glycobiology, principally the ABO (ABH) blood groups and the secretor (FUT2) polymorphisms. He has been a physician in private practice for over thirty years. He is currently a Distinguished Professor of Clinical Sciences at the University of Bridgeport, Department of Health Sciences and is the Director of the University of Bridgeport Center of Excellence in Generative Medicine. For further information, please visit D'Adamo's award-winning website, www.dadamo.com
Matthew d'Ancona is a British journalist. He writes a weekly column for the Guardian and was previously editor of the Spectator. Matthew was the Sunday Telegraph's political columnist for 19 years. He also writes for the Evening Standard, the New York Times and GQ. Matthew is a visiting research fellow at Queen Mary University of London and author of several books including In It Together: The Inside Story of the Coalition.
Gabriele D'Annunzio was born in Italy in 1863. He published poetry and short stories from a young age, quickly gaining a reputation for his frank treatment of erotic subjects. He married in 1883 and had three children, but separated from his wife and began an infamous affair with the actress Elonora Duse. After stints as a journalist and politician, he enlisted as a fighter pilot in World War I, subsequently losing an eye in a flying accident. He became increasingly nationalistic and politically active after the war, and his views had a strong influence on Mussolini. In 1922 he survived a murder attempt, when an unknown assailant defenestrated him. He died in 1938. Lara Gochin Raffaelli is a senior lecturer at the University of Cape Town in South Africa. Alexander Stille is a frequent contributor on Italy to The New York Review of Books, The New York Times, and The New Yorker and the author of several books, including The Sack of Rome. He lives in New York.
Gordon D'Arcy is Ireland's longest-serving rugby international, first playing in 1999 while he was still at school. He was part of teams that won three European Cups, two Six Nations Championship, and the historic Grand Slam of 2009. He retired from rugby in 2015.
Grace and Liam grew up on the same street in Staffordshire. Two years ago, Liam took Grace out on a date for afternoon tea and the fairytale began. By day Grace is a stylist for a fashion clothes retailer while Liam works for a food and drink recruitment company. By night, they are obsessive bakers and creators of the finest scones in the land. They now run a market stall on London's trendy Broadway Market, selling traditional scones with a twist.
Lt Col. Carlo D'Este retired from the US army in 1978 to write full time. His books include Bitter Victory: The Battle for Sicily 1943, Patton: A Genius for War, World War II in the Mediterranean 1942-1945, and Eisenhower: Allied Supreme Commander. He is currently writing a military biography of Churchill, Warlord, which will be published by Allen Lane.
CHRIS d'LACEY is the author of a number of books for Transworld, including several football stories for the Corgi Yearling list. FLY, CHEROKEE, FLY was Highly Commended for the l999 Carnegie Medal. A scientist, Chris lives near Leicester University where he works.
Fred D'Aguiar was born in London in 1960 and raised in Guyana and south-east London. He now lives in Florida, where he teaches English at the University of Miami. Author of four novels and four books of poetry, he has been awarded the University of Kent's T.S. Eliot prize for poetry, the Guyanese National Poetry Award and the Malcolm X prize for poetry. He also won the 1994 Whitbread First Novel Award and the David Higham Award for The Longest Memory.
Evan D. G. Fraser holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Human Security in the Department of Geography at the University of Guelph, Canada, and is a Senior Lecturer in Sustainable Development at the University of Leeds. He has first-hand experience with food production in a range of settings, including the UK, Thailand, Belize, British Columbia, and Ontario, and has published many scholarly research articles and book chapters, as well as policy briefs on environmental issues for senior politicians. He lives in Southern Ontario with his wife and three children. Andrew Rimas is a journalist based in Boston, Massachusetts. He is the editor of The Improper Bostonian magazine and has worked as an associate editor and staff writer at Boston magazine. His work has also frequently appeared in The Boston Globe, as well as the Boston Globe magazine, the Mail on Sunday, the Ottawa Citizen and other publications. Along with Evan D. G. Fraser, he is the co-author of Beef: The Untold Story of How Milk, Meat, and Muscle Shaped the World.
William D Rubinstein is an adjunct professor at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia. He was previously Professor of History at the University of Wales- Aberystwyth. He has written Men of Property: The Very Wealthy in Britain since the Industrial Revolution; Britain’s Century: Political and Social History 1815–1995; and many other works. He is a Fellow of the Australian Academy of the Humanities, of the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences, and of the Royal Historical Society.
Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen are the No 1 New York Times and USA Today bestselling authors of the Chicken Soup for the Soul series. Marty Becker, DVM, is regularly featured on Good Morning America and writes a weekly newspaper column. Carol Kline is co-director of the Dog Rescue Program at the Noah's Ark Animal Foundation. Amy D Shojai writes a weekly newspaper PETiquette column and the weekly online PurinaCatchow.com column.
Aditya Narayan Dhairyasheel Haksar was born in central India and educated at the universities of Allahabad and Oxford. A well-known translator of Sanskrit classics, he has also had a distinguished career as a diplomat, serving as Indian high commissioner to Kenya and the Seychelles, minister to the United States and ambassador to Portugal and Yugoslavia. His translations from the Sanskrit include The Shattered Thigh and Other Plays, Hitopadesa, Tales of the Ten Princes, Simhasana Dvatrimsika and Subhashitavali, all published as Penguin Classics. He has also compiled A Treasury of Sanskrit Poetry. Hanif Kureishi is the author of novels (including Something to Tell You, The Buddha of Suburbia, The Black Album and Intimacy), story collections, plays, screenplays, essays and a memoir, My Ear at his Heart.
Portia Da Costa is one of the most internationally renowned authors of erotica. She is the author of Continuum, Entertaining Mr Stone, Gemini Heat, Gothic Blue, Gothic Heat, Hotbed, In Too Deep, Kiss it Better, Shadowplay, Suite Seventeen, The Devil Inside, The Stranger and The Tutor; as well as being a contributing author to a number of Black Lace short-story collections.
Francesco da Mosto, the presenter of the BBC2 series that this book accompanies, is an architect, historian and filmmaker. His busy studio in Venice has designed and supervised many restoration projects and has participated in local and international design competitions. Francesco has worked extensively in both cinema and television since 1984. He presented the hugely successful series Francesco's Venice in 2004 and Francesco's Mediterranean Voyage in 2008 and wrote the accompanying books.
Norman Dabell has broadcast for BBC Radio and written for The Telegraph and Reuters. He is a former deputy editor of Golf Illustrated and the author of two other books on golf: the best-selling How We Won the Ryder Cup and Natural Hazard.
Faramerz Dabhoiwala was born in England, grew up in Amsterdam, and was educated at York and Oxford. He is the Senior Fellow in History at Exeter College, Oxford, a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, and the father of two children. This is his first book.
Emma Dabiri is a teaching fellow in the Africa department at SOAS and a Visual Sociology PhD researcher at Goldsmiths. She has been published in a number of anthologies - alongside such post-colonial heavyweights as Homi Bhabha and Achille Mbembe - academic journals, as well as the national press. A regular BBC face she presented 'Back in Time Brixton' (BBC2), 'Britain's Lost Masterpieces' (BBC4), as well as the sociological experiment 'Is Love Racist?' (Ch4). Most recently, she hosted Radio 4's critically-acclaimed documentary 'Journeys into Afro-futurism'. Her hair has been disappointing people since birth.
Raised on a ranch in Colorado, J. R. Daeschner worked for the New York Times after university, then on Fleet Street and Wall Street, with stints in Mexico and Peru before settling in Britain. Now 34, he has lived and worked as a journalist in the UK for the past decade. His work has been published on both sides of the Atlantic, including The Times and the International Herald Tribune.
Stig Dagerman (1923-1954) was regarded as the most talented writer of the Swedish postwar generation. He wrote his first novel at twenty-two, and received widespread acclaim; critics compared his writing to the likes of Kafka, Faulkner and Camus. Over the course of the next five years he published prolifically, always to immense success, before suddenly falling silent. In 1954 Sweden was stunned to learn that he had taken his own life, at the age of thirty-one.
Hugleikur Dagsson lives in Iceland, this is the third collection of his cartoons to be published by Penguin. His first and second books, Should You Be Laughing At This? and Is This Supposed To Be Funny?, were a cult best-sellers. Dagsson is currently working on a musical and a TV series.
Arne Dahl is a multi-award-winning author, critic and editor. Dahl is the creator of the bestselling Intercrime series which was made into a BBC TV series. His books have sold over three million copies, and have been translated into 32 languages.
Melissa Dahl is a senior editor for New York's The Cut, where she covers health and psychology. In 2014, she co-founded NYMag.com's popular social science site Science of Us. Her work has appeared in Elle, Parents and TODAY.com. Cringeworthy is her first book.
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