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Claire Fuller was born in Oxfordshire, England, in 1967. She gained a degree in sculpture from Winchester School of Art, but went on to have a long career in marketing and didn't start writing until she was forty. Bitter Orange is her third novel. Her first novel, Our Endless Numbered Days, won the Desmond Elliott Prize. She has an MA in Creative and Critical Writing from the University of Winchester and lives in Hampshire with her husband and two children.
John Fulton lives in Boston, where he teaches literature and creative writing at the University of Massachusetts. He is also the author of the critically acclaimed story collection, Retribution.
David Fulton was a professional cricketer for 15 years. He now works as a commentator for Sky TV and is a columnist and reporter for The Times.
For 10 years, Venice A. Fulton has worked with A-list clients, developing his diet for the red carpets. Trained as a sports scientist, he's used a smart mix of biology, chemistry, physics, genetics and psychology to produce outstanding results in a record short time. A former writer for Celebrity Bodies and Men's Health magazine, he now lives in London.
Anna Funder is the author of the international bestseller Stasiland, which won the 2004 Samuel Johnson Prize and was published in 20 countries and translated into 16 languages. She is the recipient of numerous awards, and a former DAAD and Rockefeller Foundation Fellow. Anna Funder grew up in Melbourne and Paris and lives in Sydney with her husband and family.
Patricia Furness-Smith is a psychologist and psychotherapist with over 20 years of experience. She has lectured in psychology, psychotherapy and psychopathology as well as teacher training for a number of institutions. Patricia has been a member of the Flying with Confidence team for over 10 years and worked as an air stewardess on her gap year. She lives in the Chilterns. Captain Steve Allright is a British Airways training captain on the Boeing 747. A professional pilot since 1990, he has clocked up over 11,000 flying hours. He has been part of the Flying with Confidence team for 20 years and is now a director of the company. He lives in Buckinghamshire.
A graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop, Joshua Furst has written several plays produced in New York, where for a decade he also taught in the public schools. His honours include a James Michener-Paul Engle Fellowship and the Chicago Tribune's Nelson Algren Award. He lives in New York City.
Tyson Fury is the undefeated lineal heavyweight champion of the world. Born and raised in Manchester, Fury weighed just 1lb at birth after being born three months premature. His father John named him after Mike Tyson. From Irish traveller heritage, the“Gypsy King” is undefeated in 28 professional fights, winning 27 with 19 knockouts, and drawing once. His most famous victory came in 2015, when he stunned longtime champion Wladimir Klitschko to win the WBA, IBF and WBO world heavyweight titles. He was forced to vacate the belts because of issues with drugs, alcohol and mental health, and did not fight again for more than two years. Most thought he was done with boxing forever. Until an amazing comeback fight with Deontay Wilder in December 2018. It was an instant classic, ending in a split decision tie. Outside of the ring, Tyson Fury is a mental health ambassador. He donated his million dollar purse from the Deontay Wilder fight to the homeless.
Colin Furze is a British plumber-turned-inventor with over four million subscribers on YouTube. Every two weeks he unveils a new invention on YouTube. His most popular videos have had over twenty million views. He holds five Guinness World Records for: the largest bonfire, the longest motorcycle, the fastest speed on a mobility scooter, the fastest pram and the fastest toilet.
Andrew Fusek Peters has written award-winning books for all ages (many with his wife, Polly), including poetry collections, fiction and radio plays. Today, he lives and works in Shropshire, where he is passionate about the countryside and addicted to the pleasures of wild swimming.
Stanley McChrystal retired in July 2010 as a four-star general in the US Army. His last assignment was as the commander of the International Security Assistance Force and as the commander of the US forces in Afghanistan. He is currently a senior fellow at Yale University's Jackson Institute for Global Affairs and the cofounder of the McChrystal Group, a leadership consulting firm. Tantum Collins and Chris Fussell are his colleagues at the McChrystal Group, while David Silverman is the founder and CEO of CrossLead. He is the author of Team of Teams.
Edgar Allen Poe (1809-1849) was an American short story writer and poet. His stories were influential in both the detective novel and gothic novel genres. Among his most famous stories are The Murders in the Rue Morgue, The Pit and the Pendulum and The Fall of the House of Usher. Jacques Heath Futrelle (1875 – 1912) was an American journalist and mystery writer. He is best known for writing short detective stories featuring Professor Augustus S. F. X. Van Dusen, also known as "The Thinking Machine" for his application of logic to any and all situations. Futrelle died in the sinking of the RMS Titanic.
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