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Helen Tupper has held leadership roles at Microsoft, Virgin and BP and is now CEO of Amazing If. Her love of learning has led her to study at Henley, Cranfield and Cass Business School. Helen is a trustee for the Working Families charity, a Fellow of The RSA and lives in Buckinghamshire with her husband and two children.
Ivan Sergeyevich Turgenev was born in 1818 in the province of Oryol. After the family had moved to Moscow in 1827 he entered St Petersburg University where he studied philosophy. When he was nineteen he published his first poems and went to the University of Berlin. After two years he returned to Russia and took his degree at the University of Moscow. After 1856 he lived mostly abroad, and he became the first Russian writer to gain a wide reputation in Europe. He wrote many novels, plays, short stories and novellas, of which First Love (1860) is the most famous. He died in Paris in 1883.
Victoria Turk is a senior editor at WIRED, where she edits the culture section of the print magazine, leads video strategy, and writes regularly for print and web. Before working at WIRED, she was technology editor at New Scientist and UK editor at Motherboard, VICE’s tech and science channel.
Dustin the Turkey has been, eh, the moral heart of Irish public life for over twenty-five years. Born to Ireland's first celebrity same-sex couple, Zig and Zag, and hatched in 1989 from a surrogate egg which Ian Dempsey secretly kept under the desk at The Den, He became a stalwart of children's TV despite not knowing what the word 'stalwart' means, outlasting four human co-hosts, and along the way revolutionising the Eurovision Song Contest with his searing indictment on the entertainment industry, 'Ireland Douze Pointe', which went on to score 22 points. Dustin has released numerous CDs and DVDs, and is a regular on the Dublin panto scene, a subversive subculture that makes Fifty Shades of Grey look . . . well, grey. Dustin is a regular guest on Irish TV and radio where his insights into the political and cultural issues of the day are highly valued. He has over 58,000 followers on Twitter, has campaigned in two Irish presidential campaigns, is a goodwill ambassador for UNICEF and will do anything for cash.
Gerry Turley studied Illustration at Glasgow School of Art and at the Royal College of Art. Since then he has worked in many areas of illustration for various different publishers including Pentagram, Egmont Press, Met Studio and Puffin Books. Woooo! is Gerry's first book with David Fickling Books.
Colin Turnbull (1924-94) was a British-born anthropologist specialising in the people of Africa and their music. With the publication of The Forest People, a scientifically rigorous but nonetheless openly admiring portrait of a people who live in apparent harmony with their natural environment, he became one of the most famous intellectuals of the 1960s and ’70s. A decade later, he published a controversial companion study, The Mountain People, which portrayed a society displaced from its land who had become ruthless and selfish. In his later years, he did much work on ‘death row’ in the USA and argued strongly against capital punishment. He was ordained in India as a full Buddhist monk by the Dalai Lama in 1992.
Eddie Turnbull was one of Hibernian Football Club's legendary Famous Five. He won three league titles with the club in 1947-48, 1950-51 and 1951-52, and captained the team after they became the first British side to play in the European Cup in 1955. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife. Martin Hannan is an award-winning journalist and writes for Scotland on Sunday on racing, boxing, rugby, football and a host of other sports. He is also the author of Rock of Gibraltar: Ultimate Racehorse and Fabulous Prize in a Race of Giants. He lives in Edinburgh with his wife and two children.
Gordon Turnbull went to medical school at Edinburgh University and then joined the RAF where he gained experience in general medicine, expedition medicine and neurology. He then trained in psychiatry and was drawn into the field of psychological trauma after the Lockerbie air disaster in 1988. After active service in the Gulf War of 1991 as an RAF psychiatric adviser in the field, he conducted the first-ever debriefings of British prisoners of war and British hostages released from the Lebanon. He developed new treatment strategies for trauma at the Princess Alexandra Hospital, RAF Wroughton, and post-RAF has concentrated on trauma services for police officers, emergency service personnel and military veterans and civilians. He is currently Consultant Psychiatrist in trauma at Capio Nightingale Hospital in London and the Ridgeway Hospital in Wroughton, adviser in Psychiatry to the Civil Aviation Authority, visiting professor to the University of Chester and one of the world's leading experts on PTSD.
Andrew Turnbull was born and spent his early years in Baltimore, He graduated from Princeton in 1942 and earned his Ph. D in European history from Harvard in 1954. During the Second World War he served as a lieutenant in the U. S. Navy. After the war he worked in Paris for several years and returned to America to enter the Harvard Graduate School. From 1954 to 1958 he was an instructor in the humanities at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He then turned his attention to writing, until his death in 1970.
Frederick Jackson Turner (1861 – 1932) is widely regarded as one of the two most influential American historians of the early 20th century. He is best known for The Significance of the Frontier in American History.
Vikky Turner (Author) Vikky Turner worked as a nursery nurse at her local school until taking time off to help support her son, Toby, who has autism. She lives in Oxfordshire with her husband, Neil, who is an IT manager, and their children: Lauren, 18, Joe, 16, Toby, 11, and Ollie, 8. They also share their home with Sox the dog. Vikky now enjoys volunteering as a speaker for the charity Dogs for Good, sharing Toby and Sox's story and the amazing work the charity does for others around the UK.
Brian Turner, born in 1967, is an American poet, essayist and professor. He won the 2005 Beatrice Hawley Award for his debut collection, Here, Bullet, the first of many awards and honors received for this collection of poems about his experience as a soldier in the Iraq War. His honors since include a Lannan Literary Fellowship. His second collection, shortlisted for the 2010 T.S. Eliot Prize, is Phantom Noise. Turner served for seven years in the US Army. He was an infantry team leader for a year in Iraq from November 2003 with the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division. In 1999-2000 he was deployed to Bosnia-Herzegovina with the 10th Mountain Division.
Trevor Turner has been a practicing vet for more than thirty years and today is principal of a large veterinary hospital. Married to Jean, a veterinary nurse, they currently share their lives with four cats and three dogs. Trevor Turner is also editor of the highly acclaimed Veterinary Notes for Dog Owners.
John Lloyd (Author) John Llloyd is a well known comedy writer and producer, with credits including The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, Not the Nine O'Clock News, Blackadder, Spitting Image and QI. He has also co-authored twenty books.
James Cracknell, OBE, is a world record holder and double Olympic gold medalist. Since retiring from mucking about in boats (as he puts it), James has distinguished himself as a powerful endurance athlete. When not crossing oceans and continents, he writes for the Daily Telegraph, is in demand as an entertaining corporate speaker and is an ambassador for Karrimor and BMW. His wife, Beverley Turner, is a writer and broadcaster. Together they have three children.
Trevor Turner has lived with dogs all his life. He qualified from the Royal Veterinary College, London in the late nineteen fifties and shortly afterwards established a suburban practice which has grown into a large veterinary hospital of which he is the principal. Writing and talking widely on canine and associated topics, he has received from the British Small Animal Veterinary Association the prestigious Melton Award in recognition of his work in forging links between the veterinary profession, breeders and the pet owning public. Married to a veterinary nurse Jean, they currently share their lives with three dogs and four cats.
One of the best-selling artists of all time, Tina Turner has sold 200 million records, won 11 Grammy Awards and has set the stage on fire with every rock luminary from Mick Jagger to Beyoncé. Her live shows have been seen by millions, with more concert tickets sold than any other solo performer in music history. Tina Turner has 3.6 million Likes on Facebook.
Barry Turner is a highly prolific writer of adult non-fiction - his subjects include world-wide politics, history and travel. He is the editor of The Writer's Handbook, an annual reference guide to the markets for creative writing, and The StatesmanYearbook, an annual publication dealing with the political, economic and social status of countries.
Anthea Turner is a Domestic Goddess. With a fifteen-year track record of TV presenting including a stint on Blue Peter, Anthea is a household name. She is the host of The Perfect Housewife on BBC Three and is an inspiration to women up and down the country.
Fiona Beckett is an award-winning food and drink writer, one of the UK's leading experts on food and drink matching, wine columnist for the Guardian and the author of twenty-two books on food and wine. In 2002 she was voted Food Journalist of the Year by the British Guild of Food Writers and was a runner-up in the Best Drink Writer category in the 2007 Glenfiddich awards. She is currently a contributing editor to the wine magazine Decanter and to the artisanal magazine Fork. (www.the2fionas.com/fiona-beckett). Richard Turner is head chef at Hawksmoor. He has worked at Pharmacy, Quo Vadis, The Restaurant Marco Pierre White, The Canteen and Le Gavroche. Will Beckett and Huw Gott are owners and co-founders of Hawksmoor. Dan Lepard's photographs have appeared in Vogue, Tatler, the Guardian and the Telegraph, and Made in Italy the Glenfiddich award-winning book on chef Giorgio Locatelli.
Nicholas Abercrombie is Emeritus Fellow of Sociology at Lancaster University. Stephen Hill is the Principal of Royal Holloway, University of London. Bryan S. Turner is professor of Sociology at the University of Cambridge. These three authors have collaborated extensively, particularly in writing The Dominant Ideology Thesis (1980), Sovereign Individulas of Captialism (1986) and Dominant Ideologies (1990).
Lorraine Turner's professional background includes extensive experience in sales, business and publishing. She specialises in personal finance and business, property investment, life coaching and self-development.
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