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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
John Fuller, born in Ashford, Kent, is an acclaimed poet and novelist. His collection Stones and Fires (1996) was awarded the Forward Prize; Ghosts (2004) was shortlisted for the Whitbread Award for Poetry; The Space of Joy (2006) was shortlisted for the Costa Poetry Award, and The Grey Among the Green (1988), Song & Dance (2008) and Pebble & I (2010) were all Poetry Book Society Recommendations. His 1983 novel Flying to Nowhere, a historical fantasy, won the Whitbread First Novel Award and was nominated for the Booker Prize. He has also written collections of short stories and several books for children. He is an Emeritus Fellow of Magdalen College, Oxford.
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.
Alexandra Fuller was born in England in 1969. In 1972, she moved with her family to a farm in southern Africa. She lived in Africa until her mid-twenties. In 1994, she moved to Wyoming. She has three children.
Britney Fuller is a new mother, writer, and traveller. She lives in Texas with her beautiful son and wonderful fiance.
Andrew Fuller is based in Australia and is a clinical psychologist specialising in brains, learning and resilience. As an Ambassador for Mind Matters and the Lion's Drug Awareness Foundation he does whatever he can to promote well-being in young people. Andrew continues to counsel young people while also conducting workshops for organisations, parents, students, teachers and health professionals on a wide range of topics.
Who's Who in 'The Castle' Sir John Woodstock (James Fleet) - the Lord of the Castle and basically in charge of keeping order in the ramshackle medieval village. Although he hates all that torturing and usually lets the peasants off with a bit of community service. He lives in his huge but slightly falling-down castle (but then it was built by the French so what can one expect) with his daughter Anne (Martha Howe-Douglas) and very teenage son Henry (Steven Kynman). Anne's best friend Charlotte (Ingrid Oliver) nearly always joins Anne on her constant quest to find fit men in the village. In fact, they think they've found a decent one in the shape of Merlin, the new handyman and wayward wizard (Lewis MacLeod). And Anne certainly isn't interested in Sir William De Warenne ("Knight errant, scourge of the Levant") (Neil Dudgeon) who lives across the way. Unfortunately he can't take a hint and is besotted with Lady Anne and Sir John thinks it a good match. Ah! what is a Lady to do! Cardinal Duncan (Jonathan Kydd) (a man of the cloth - in particular crushed silk which he loves), has to endure De Warenne's incessant plans to woo Lady Anne and has little time to peruse sweethearts of his own. Which oddly enough, he doesn't seem to mind... Cast details Sir John Woodstock: James Fleet ('Four Weddings & A Funeral', 'Vicar Of Dibley'), Sir William De Warenne: Neil Dudgeon ('Life Of Riley'), Lady Anne Woodstock: Martha Howe-Douglas ('Horrible Histories', 'Armstrong & Miller'), Master Henry Woodstock: Steven Kynman ('Spamalot', 'Giles Wemmbley Hogg Goes Off'), Lady Charlotte: Ingrid Oliver ('The Consultants', 'Peep Show'), Cardinal Duncan: Jonathan Kydd ('Dial 'M' For Pizza', 'Bremner, Bird & Fortune'), Merlin: Lewis MacLeod ('Star Wars: The Phantom Menace').
Stephen Fulcher was born and bred in Coventry. He joined the police force in 1986 and rose through the ranks to become a detective superintendent, working for Sussex CID, Special Branch at Gatwick and the Force Intelligence Bureau before joining Wiltshire Police in 2003. During his time in the force he helped solve countless major crime cases, leading many as the senior investigating officer, and received three crown court commendations and one chief constable’s commendation. He holds a master’s degree in applied criminology and police management from Cambridge University. Having now left the police force, Steve works with UK government agencies, training local police officers in political hotspots such as Libya and Somalia. This is his first book.
Francis Fukuyama was born in Chicago in 1952. His work includes America at the Crossroads: Democracy, Power, and the Neoconservative Legacy and After the Neo Cons: Where the Right went Wrong. He now lives in Washington D.C. with his wife and children, where he also works as a part time photographer.
Takuya Fujima made his manga debut with two single-volume series, Message and Judgement. His first multi-volume series, Deus Vitae was published in the anthology Magazine Z and became his most successful manga. Now that DV has ended, he currently draws the series Free Collars Kingdom for the familiar pages of Magazine Z.
Lisa Fugard grew up in South Africa and now lives in the desert of Southern California with her husband and young son. Her short stories have been published in magazines and literary journals and she has written many travel pieces for the New York Times. Skinner's Drift is her first novel.
Shen Fu (born c. 1763). Shen Fu's work is available in Penguin Classics in Six Records of a Floating Life.
Ping Fu is VP and Chief Entrepreneur Officer at 3D Systems. She co-founded Geomagic, a 3D imaging software company, which was later acquired by 3D Systems. Previously, Ping was involved in the NCSA Mosaic software that led to Netscape and Internet Explorer. In 2005, she was named 'Entrepreneur of the Year' by Inc. Magazine. Ping serves on the National Advisory Council on Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the Department of Commerce and on the board of directors at the Long Now Foundation.
Highly experienced and sought after REBT psychotherapist Daniel Fryer is a former journalist with an MSc in rational-emotive and cognitive behaviour therapy, a diploma in clinical hypnosis and another in cognitive behavioural hypnotherapy. A therapist since 2004; he works for The Priory Hospital in Bristol, runs his own private clinic (also in Bristol) and is a consultant at the occupational health division of a private health care company. Prior to this, he was based full-time in London (he moved to Bristol in 2016). He worked as a specialist for ten years at the Royal Brompton Hospital, treating psychogenic pain conditions, and ran two successful London-based practices. He has lectured on college courses, developed specialist workshops, and gives regular talks on mental health and wellbeing topics.
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