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Geoffrey Robertson QC is founder and head of Doughty Street Chambers, the largest human rights practice in the UK. He has appeared in the courts of many countries as counsel in leading cases in constitutional, criminal and international law and served as the first President of the UN War Crimes Court in Sierra Leone, where he authored a landmark decision on the illegality of recruiting child soldiers. He defended in the last two cases brought for blasphemy in Britain (against Salman Rushdie and Gay News), represented Catholic lawyers and youth workers detained without trial by Lee Kwan Yew and was counsel in Bowman v United Kingdom, which established the right of Catholics to campaign effectively against abortion laws during elections. He sits as a recorder and as a master of Middle Temple and a visiting professor of human rights law at Queen Mary College. In 2008, he was appointed as a distinguished jurist member of the UN Justice Council. His books include Crimes Against Humanity: The Struggle for Global Justice, a memoir, The Justice Game and The Tyrannicide Brief, an award winning study of the trial of Charles I.
David Quammen is an author and journalist who travels widely to some of the remotest corners of the earth. He writes for a broad range of publications such as Harper’s, Esquire, The Atlantic, Rolling Stone and the New York Times, and is a Contributing Writer at National Geographic. His journalism has won him three National Magazine Awards, and he is the recipient of the Academy Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Quammen is the author of several acclaimed science and natural history titles, as well as a number of novels. His most recent book, Spillover, from which this book is largely extracted, is an exploration into how some of the world’s most deadly viruses crossed over from non-human animals into humans. Spillover won the Science and Society Book Prize, from the National Association of Science Writers in the United States, and the Society of Biology Book Award in the United Kingdom.
David Quantick is an Emmy Award-winning writer of television (Veep, The Thick of It, Brass Eye) and radio (One, The Blagger’s Guide). He is also the author of the comic novel Sparks, the comic book That’s Because You’re A Robot, and several short films, including the award-winning Welcome to Oxmouth. A script writer, broadcaster and comedy writer, David once appeared on Celebrity Come Dine With Me, where he came fifth out of five. He has been named one of the #AmazonRisingStars 2016.
Alissa Quart grew up in the UK and used to write a column for the Independent. Although she now lives in the US, she still writes arts features and opinion pieces for them regularly.
Ruth Quayle used to work as a journalist and copywriter, and was inspired to write books for children by the funny things her own kids said. Ruth lives in London with her family and when she’s not writing, you’ll find her stepping on bits of lego, burning fish fingers and trying to convince the children that there really isn’t room for a dog.
William Queen spent 20 years as a Special Agent with the US Department of the Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms. A Vietnam War veteran, Queen served with the US Special Forces and was awarded the Silver Star during his 1971 tour of duty.
John A. Quelch is dean, vice president and distinguished professor of international management at the China Europe International Business School (CEIBS). He was formerly senior associate dean of the Harvard Business School and dean of the London Business School. He is also a director of WPP and Alere, a member of the Council on Foreign Relations, and a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society. Katherine E. Jocz is a consultant and writer on marketing. She was formerly a research associate at the Harvard Business School and director of networks and relationships at Marketspace, a Monitor Group company. She has served as a member of the editorial review board of the Journal of Marketing and the board of directors of the Association for Consumer Research.
Geraldine Quigley was born in 1964. She worked in retail for many years and gained a degree in Irish History and Politics at Magee College, University of Ulster, as a mature student. It was in her late forties that she began writing. She currently works and lives in Derry with her husband. Music Love Drugs War is her first novel.
Sheila Quigley started work at 15 as a presser in Hepworths, a tailoring factory. She married at 18 and had three daughters: Dawn, Janine and Diane and a younger son, Michael. Recently divorced, she now has eight grandchildren, six boys and two girls and every Saturday and Sunday can be found at a football match for the under tens and under fifteens. Sheila in Houghton-le-Spring near Sunderland for thirty years.
Jim Quillen, born in 1919, had a difficult childhood; by the time he was an adolescent, he was regularly getting into serious trouble. At twenty-two—chained at the wrists and sentenced to forty-five years behind bars—he saw the inside of United States Penitentiary Alcatraz Island for the first time. Many years later Quillen returned to the island, which by that time was part of the National Park Service system. For several years, he was one of the island’s most popular volunteers—retelling his story as part of the audio tour, and sharing his past with visitors fascinated by his life experiences. Jim Quillen died in 1998 and is survived by his wife, daughter, and granddaughters.
Relate (Author) Relate is a national federated charity with 75 years' experience of supporting the nation’s relationships. Relate is governed by a Board of Trustees, all of them volunteers, who are deeply committed to realising our vision of a future in which healthy and happy relationships form the heart of a thriving society. Susan Quilliam (Author) Susan Quilliam is a relationships expert with over 35 years' experience in offering support through her work as a writer, coach, trainer, consultant and commentator. Susan works closely with Relate, is an Ambassador for Relate Cambridge and with them has written two books for Vermilion, The Relate Guide to Staying Together - which the Times described as "the only relationship book you'll ever need" and Stop Arguing Start Talking, which is currently Relate's best selling book. She sits on the Advisory Boards of the Sexual Advice Association and Women's Health Concern and is on the Council for Sexuality and Sexual Health for the Royal Society of Medicine. She is also one of the Family Planning Association's designated 21st Century Achievers, UK Dating Expert of the year 2015, and a Patron of the Outsiders charity which campaigns for sexual rights for the less-abled. Susan is an advice columnist for Fabulous magazine as well as broadcasting and presenting internationally on topics surrounding love and sexuality.
Mary Quin holds a Ph.D. in materials science and engineering from Northwestern University and an MBA from Harvard. After an 18-year career in corporate America, she founded and runs an organic retail company, Tuliqi LLC. Mary now divides her time between Anchorage, Alaska, and Auckland, New Zealand.
Anna Quindlen is the author of five bestselling novels and has one the Pulitzer Prize for her New York Times column 'Public and Private'. She lives with her family in New York City.
Michael Quinion, author of the bestselling Port Out, Starboard Home, has always been fascinated by language. His lexophilia really began in earnest in 1991, when, realising so many new words were missing from the Oxford English Dictionary, he started sending examples of them to the editors. He eventually became an official freelance reader and in the past sixteen years, he has sent in over 160,000 citations. Not satisfied with merely helping the OED, Michael Quinion set up his own language website in 1997, worldwidewords.org. The site has become a huge success as people all over the world ask Michael to tease out the truth behind the quirks of our language.
Mick Quinn scored an amazing 231 goals in 512 league games for six football clubs including Newcastle United, Coventry City and Portsmouth. As a racehorse trainer, he has had over forty winners. Oliver Harvey is assistant features editor at the Sun newspaper and has also worked at the Daily Mail.
Anthony Quinn was born in Liverpool in 1964. From 1998 to 2013 he was the film critic for the Independent. He is the author of six novels: The Rescue Man, which won the 2009 Authors’ Club Best First Novel Award; Half of the Human Race; The Streets, which was shortlisted for the 2013 Walter Scott Prize; Curtain Call, which was chosen for Waterstones and Mail on Sunday Book Clubs; Freya, a Radio 2 Book Club choice, and Eureka.
Glennyce S Eckersley is an international angel expert and author of many successful books, including An Angel at My Shoulder and Saved by the Angels. She lives in Manchester, UK and has made many media appearances. Gary Quinn is a spiritual teacher, leading intuitive life coach and popular author whose books include May the Angels Be With You and Living in the Spiritual Zone. He is the founder of Our Living Centre in Los Angeles, California, and is in popular demand for seminars and events, frequently appearing in the media in the States and UK.
Justin Quinn was born, raised and educated in Dublin. Mount Merrion is his first novel.
Pauline Quirke began her career in television at just eight years old, appearing in Dixon of Dock Green. She went on to host children's TV series in the 1970s, before taking a role in The Elephant Man. In 1989 Pauline was cast as loveable loudmouth Sharon Theodopolopodous in Birds of a Feather, which turned her into a household name. She remained with the series until its conclusion in 1998 after over 100 episodes, before gaining critical acclaim for performances in Down to Earth and The Sculptress. After recent roles in Skins, The Bill and Casualty, Pauline joined the cast of Emmerdale where she played the part of chirpy chatterbox Hazel Rhodes.
Jamil Qureshi works with a host of celebrity sports people, as well as global businesses, and was the official psychological performance coach for the European Ryder Cup team last year. He regularly appears on Trisha and is a resident expert on a new Channel 5 primetime series, Families at War. He is in constant demand in the media.
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