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Prince Felix Yusupov was one of the richest men in Russia after his older brother, Nikolai Felixovich, Count Sumarokov-Elston had an affair with a married woman and was killed in a duel by the jealous husband. From 1909 to 1913, Felix studied fine arts at Oxford, where he was a member of the Bullingdon Club, and established the Oxford University Russian Society. Yusupov was living on 14 King Edward Street, had a Russian cook, a French driver, an English valet, a housekeeper, and he spent much time partying. He owned three horses, a macaw and a bulldog called Punch. He also murdered Rasputin…
Andrew Yule wrote for The Herald and The Observer and was also the author of biographies on Sean Connery, Al Pacino and David Puttnam.
Linda Yueh is Fellow in Economics at St Edmund Hall, University of Oxford and Adjunct Professor of Economics at London Business School. She is also Visiting Professor at LSE IDEAS and was Visiting Professor of Economics at Peking University. The former Economics Editor at Bloomberg TV, she also hosted Talking Business with Linda Yueh as Chief Business Correspondent for BBC News. She writes for The Times, The New York Times, and the Financial Times and has advised the World Economic Forum in Davos and the World Bank. She has written and edited academic books, including a textbook on macroeconomics. This is her first trade book.
John Yudkin (1910-95) was a British physiologist and nutritionist, whose books include This Slimming Business, Eat Well, Slim Well and This Nutrition Business. He became internationally famous with his bookPure, White and Deadly, first published in 1972, and was one of the first scientists to claim that sugar was a major cause of obesity and heart disease.
Nariman Youssef is a translator, writer and researcher. She has an MA in Cultural & Critical Studies and an MSc in Translation Studies, and is currently studying for a PhD at the Centre for the Advanced Study of the Arab World (CASAW), University of Manchester. Published translations include The American Granddaughter, a novel dealing with the war in Iraq, and poetry for a number of anthologies. Nariman lives and works between Egypt and the UK.
Ziauddin Yousafzai (Author) Ziauddin Yousafzai is the father of Malala, the global activist and winner of the Nobel Peace Prize. In his own right, Ziauddin is an education activist, human rights campaigner and teacher. He hails from Pakistan's Swat Valley where, at great personal risk among grave political violence, he peacefully resisted the Taliban's efforts to shut down schools and limit their personal freedom. Ziauddin is co-founder of Malala Fund and is building a global movement for girls' education. Louise Carpenter (Author) Louise Carpenter is a British writer, working primarily for The Saturday Times Magazine. Her work has also been published in many other publications including Granta, The Guardian, The Daily Telegraph and Vogue and has been syndicated worldwide. She is the author of two non-fiction books, An Unlikely Countess: Lily Budge and the 13th Earl of Galloway and Ida and Louise. She lives in Somerset with her family.
Malala Yousafzai is a Pakistani activist, student and the youngest person ever awarded the Nobel Peace Prize. At age 15, she was shot by the Taliban for speaking out for the rights of girls in her community to go to school. Malala recovered, continued her campaign and, as co-founder of Malala Fund, is building a global movement of support for girls' education. malala.org
ANNE YOUNGSON worked for many years in senior management in the car industry before embarking on a creative career as a writer. She has supported many charities in governance roles, including Chair of the Writers in Prison Network, which provided residencies in prisons for writers. She lives in Oxfordshire and is married with two children and three grandchildren to date. MEET ME AT THE MUSEUM, her debut novel, was shortlisted for the Costa Best First Novel Award and is now published around the world
Bella Younger is a Hackney based comedian who started her viral Instagram hit, Deliciously Stella, as a reaction to the endless shots of people doing yoga on the beach and baking vegetables masquerading as cakes. She was named by Glamour magazine as one of the top eight comedians to see at Edinburgh Fringe 2015 and the Evening Standard named her one of the most influential people in London. @deliciouslystella
Jim Younger is well known as a musician, playing mainly fiddle and mandolin. He plays and records with his wife, Gail Williams. He has worked as a teacher, but is now a government official. He lives in London.
Gary Younge is a Guardian columnist and feature writer based in the US. His books include Stranger in a Strange Land: Encounters in the Disunited States and No Place Like Home, shortlisted for the Guardian First Book Award. He lives with his family in New York City.
Elisabeth Young-Bruehl is a writer and pschoanalyst. Her biography Anna Freud was hailed as a 'stunning achievement' in Britain and the USA. After obtaining a doctorate, she wrote an award-winning biography of Hannah Arendt. She has published widely in philosophy and psychoanalysis and her work has been supported by the National Endowment for the Humanities and the Guggenheim Foundation. She is is based in Toronto, where she is a member of the Toronto Psychoanalytic Society and co-director of Caversham Productions (Psychoanalytic Educational Resources).
Lucien Young is the author of Alice in Brexitland and Trump’s Christmas Carol, both published by Ebury Press, and has written for TV programmes such as BBC Three's Siblings and Murder in Successville. He was born in Newcastle in 1988 and read English at the University of Cambridge, where he was a member of Footlights.
Dr Sean Young is a psychologist and founder and Executive Director of the UCLA Center for Digital Behavior. His research involves the study of cutting-edge ways of using social media and mobile technologies to change and predict human behaviour. Dr Young's work has been featured in media outlets including The New York Times, NPR, Huffington Post, TechCrunch, Mashable and CBS News.
Hester Young holds a Master’s degree in English with a Creative Writing concentration from the University of Hawaii at Manoa. Before turning to writing full time, she worked as a teacher in Arizona and New Hampshire. She lives with her husband and two children in New Jersey.
Glenda Young is a writer and a Coronation Street lifelong fan. She hopes one day to work for Rita and Norris as the paper girl in the Kabin.
Murray Lachlan Young’s poetry career began in the underground poetry/cabaret nights of mid-nineties London. Word of his unique style of writing and performing soon spread and he was signed by record company Almo Sounds and given a series on MTV USA. Murray then toured with various bands, including Julian Cope and the Pretenders, and performed on the main stage at T in the Park and Glastonbury festivals. In 1996 he was signed by EMI in a recording deal that saw him dubbed, for a while, the ‘Million Pound Poet’. He is now best known as an ‘across network’ performer on BBC radio. He has appeared regularly on BBC Radio 4’s Saturday Live, Radio 5 Live and Test Match Special. Since 2011 Murray has been resident poet at BBC Radio 6 Music. Murray has two sons and now lives in London.
Toby Young is the outspoken columnist who wrote the international bestseller How to Lose Friends and Alienate People. A high-profile and passionate education reformer, he co-founded and set up two primary schools and wrote How to Set Up a Free School (2011), and is Director of the New Schools Network. Toby has 4 children.
Lucy Young has a Cordon Bleu training and has worked with Mary Berry for 16 years, helping to produce Mary's recipe books and teaching at her very popular Aga workshops. She was the home economist on Mary Berry's two most recent television series. She is the author of Secrets from a Country Kitchen and Secrets of Aga Cakes.
A major hit in every decade since the Sixties, Neil Young's music and songwriting span forty years, and his 38 studio albums are among the most enduring and popular in modern times. Born and raised in Canada, long resident in California, he has, uniquely, been inducted twice into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He is also well-known as a political activist, environmentalist and philanthropist, co-founding Farm Aid and The Bridge School for educationally impaired children.
Katina Young is the author of Virginia's Quest and A Chamber of Delights, both available from Nexus.
James Young was born in Oldham. He has tried his hand at a number of careers, including working in a cotton mill and as a car park attendant. In the early 80s he abandoned a promising academic future at Oxford to become Nico's piano player, after which he wrote his first book - a biographical account of the eight years he spent with the doomed Warhol chanteuse. Moscow Mule is his second book.
Sophie Young was the eldest of three, born into a dysfunctional family that she fought for years to escape. Now forty years old, she lives in England with her husband and children, and works as a volunteer for a national children's charity.
Samantha Young is a 27-year-old Scottish book addict who graduated from the University of Edinburgh. She currently lives in Scotland. Discover more about Samantha online: ondublinstreet.com; samanthayoungbooks.com; twitter.com/SYoungSFAuthor; facebook.com/OnDublinStreet.
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