H.B. Lyle lives in South London with his partner and their twin daughters. After a career infeature film development, he took an MA in creative writing - then PhD - at the University ofEast Anglia, an experience which led to the creation of The Irregular. He also writes screenplaysand teaches undergraduates.
H.B. Lyle lives in South London with his partner and their twin daughters. After a career infeature film development, he took an MA in creative writing, followed by a PhD, at the University ofEast Anglia, an experience which led to the creation of The Irregular. He also writes screenplaysand teaches undergraduates.
Award-winning comedian Joe Lycett is one of the best-loved performers working on the UK circuit, a rising comedy star with bundles of stage presence and effortless charm.Joe's television appearances include performing stand-up on programmes such as BBC One's Live At The Apollo and ITV1's Sunday Night At The Palladium, as well as regular appearances on panel shows including Channel 4's 8 Out Of 10 Cats Does Countdown and Would I Lie To You? He is a regular on BBC Radio 4 including a number of appearances on the institution that is Just A Minute and hosts the panel show It's Not What You Know. He's also been on Comedy Central's Drunk History a couple of times, but he can't remember.In 2012 Joe performed his hotly-anticipated debut show Some Lycett Hot at the Edinburgh Fringe, securing him a Foster's Comedy Award Best Newcomer nomination. Joe returned to Edinburgh in 2015 with That's The Way, A-Ha, A-Ha, Joe Lycett to huge audiences and critical acclaim, securing him a Chortle Award for Best Show and subsequently going on a sell-out tour. He is actively looking for new show titles that include Lycett-based puns.His debut stand-up DVD, Joe Lycett Live, was released in November 2016, and most recently has hosted C4's Sunday Brunch.Joe's new tour will be announced on 8th September 2017, with dates from late 2017 onwards.
Lauren Luke is 27 and lives with her partner and son, Jordan, in South Shields, near Newcastle. She has five dogs, including Phoebe, her beloved pug, who is often featured snoring in the background of her videos!She began filming celebrity-inspired makeup tutorials in her bedroom in South Shields two years ago. She never imagined that within a couple of years, over 51 million people would have seen her on YouTube and that she would become the most viewed makeup artist in the world - she now has over 240,000 subscribers to her videos, 16,000 followers on Twitter and over 20,000 fans on Facebook! She also has a column in the Guardian, this Christmas Nintendo is launching a game for its DS console where the main character is an avatar of Lauren, and she has been the subject of a BBC documentary.Growing up, Lauren had a tough time at school and she would experiment with makeup and bright colours to try and fit in. She's always enjoyed showing others how to use makeup to bring out their best features and to help them feel special.So she came up with the idea of uploading how-to videos onto YouTube to show others how to bring out the best in themselves with makeup and how to recreate their favourite celebrity looks. Lauren had no idea the videos would have such an impact on her life:"What happened next was something I never ever imagined. I uploaded my first video Sunday 22nd of July 2007 and the minute it went live I sat scared, trembling in my chair, wondering 'will people see it?' and 'what will they say?' Well, all I can say is on that day I must have been the luckiest girl alive because I was soon flooded with huge amounts of views and comments, and best of all, I felt like I was making a connection with other girls out there like me, regular girls."Now, with her book LOOKS and her brand new makeup range, Lauren is on a mission to give the beauty industry a wake up call and celebrate real women everywhere!
Jeff Lucas is an international author, speaker and broadcaster based in England and Colorado, USA, where he is teaching pastor at Timberline Church. In his books and when speaking his aim is always to share helpful, practical Bible teaching, marked by vulnerability and humour. His latest books include Faith in the Fog and There Are No Strong People.
Andrew Lownie first became interested in the Cambridge Spy Ring when, as President of the Cambridge Union Society in 1984, he arranged an international seminar on the subject. After graduating from Cambridge University, where he won the Dunster Prize for History, Lownie went on to take a postgraduate degree in history at Edinburgh University. He is now a successful literary agent, and has written or edited seven books, including a biography of John Buchan.
John Lowe, or 'Old Stoneface' as his fans know him, is one of the legends of the game, a 3-time winner of the World Darts championship, and the only player to have won it in three different decades.
Robert Louis Stevenson
Robert Louis Stevenson was born in Edinburgh in 1850. The son of a prosperous civil engineer, he was expected to follow the family profession, but was allowed to study law at Edinburgh University. Stevenson reacted strongly against the Presbyterian respectability of the city's professional classes and this led to painful clashes with his parents. In his early twenties he determined to become a professional writer. The effects of the often harsh Scottish climate on his poor health forced him to spend long periods abroad. After a great deal of travelling he eventually settled in Samoa, where he died on 3 December 1894.
Sarah Lotz is a screenwriter and novelist who pens novels under the name S.L Grey with author Louis Greenberg; YA novels with her daughter, as Lily Herne; and is one third of pseudonymous author Helena S. Paige. Lauren Beukes calls her 'a natural-born storyteller. Like the hand reaching up from the dark well, she'll drag you into her thrall. You'll come up gasping.' Sarah lives in England with her family and other animals.
Born and bred in Minnesota, Matt Logelin was a project manager at Yahoo! until he left the company to focus on writing this book and raising his daughter, Madeline. The two live in Los Angeles, traveling often to see as much of the world as possible. Please visit them at www.mattlogelin.com or follow @mattlogelin.
Dr Martin Lloyd-Jones was a qualified physician who, in 1927, left medical practice and became a church minister in South Wales. He then became Minister of Westminster Chapel, London, a position he held for thirty years until his retirement in 1968. His books include PREACHING AND PREACHERS and the GREAT DOCTRINES SERIES.
Michael Lloyd is the Principal of Wycliffe Hall in Oxford. He wrote his doctoral thesis on the problem of evil - giving him the infamous name among his students, Dr Evil. Michael has taught theology at Oxford and Cambridge universities, and airs his views on the GodPodcast.
Gordon Livingston Md
Gordon Livingston, MD, has been a physician since 1967. He is a psychiatrist and writer and contributes regularly to the US press. For more information visit www.gordonlivingston.com
Rob Lilwall is a writer, adventurer, theology student and motivational speaker, who regularly transfixes audiences with tales from his 30,000 mile journey by bike from Siberia to England. Rob has written about his journey for magazines and journals worldwide.In 2004 Rob gave up his job as a geography teacher in London and set off around the world with nothing but a bike and a healthy dose of fear...around 3 years later he arrived home, with some remarkable stories to tell!
Freda Lightfoot was born and brought up in the mill towns of Lancashire. She has been a teacher, bookseller and smallholder but began her writing career by publishing over forty short stories and articles and five historical romances. She divides her time between her flat in the Lake District and her house in a small mountain village in Spain.To find out more information, visit Freda's website at www.fredalightfoot.co.uk
Leona Lewis was born in London on 3rd April 1985, to a Guyanese father, Joe, and a Welsh mother, Marie. She has two brothers and is very happily coupled up with her childhood sweetheart Lou Al-Chamaa.She first began dreaming of becoming a singer at the tender age of five, when her parents enrolled her into London's Sylvia Young Theatre School. Lewis then attended the prestigious performing arts academy The BRIT School, where she honed her songwriting and production skills. Encouraged by winning several talent contests as a teen, she left school and took part-time jobs -- including working in Pizza Hut as a waitress -- to earn money to pay for studio time. "It was about doing my music," she says. "It has always been my passion to be a singer and songwriter."There were times when Leona came close to giving up on her dream, times when it seemed like it would never happen, and Leona was considering enrolling on a university course when her boyfriend Lou persuaded her to audition for the X Factor.She won a landslide victory in December 2006 and has never looked back.She signed a contract with Simon Cowell's record label, Syco Music, and went on to sign a five-album deal in the United States with legendary music producer Clive Davis's record label, J Records. Her second single, "Bleeding Love", was released worldwide and reached number one in over 30 countries around the world, including the United States, Canada, Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Mexico, the Republic of Ireland, France, Italy, Germany and Russia.She's now a global superstar with record-breaking album sales, and performed to a TV audience of over three billion people at the Olympic handover ceremony in 2008.Her second album is due for release in November 2009, a month after her book, and it is set to be an even bigger hit than her incredible debut. She has worked with Justin Timberlake, Timbaland, Ne-Yo, Will.i.am and Jay-Z and is happier than ever with her sound./
Samara Levy was a stay-at-home mum of two young children, following a career in nursing. She founded Samara's Aid Appeal in 2014 and now heads up its operations.
Rebecca Levene is an experienced author of fiction and non-fiction and has written scripts for TV and video games, including one voiced by Mickey Rourke. She began her career writing media tie-ins for properties ranging from Doctor Who to the Final Destination movies. More recently, she's had published two original supernatural thrillers and a short story which the Guardian said, "...combines thwarted ambition and a gallery of fascinating secondary characters to wonderfully readable effect". She is currently helping to storyline and script the hit app Zombies, Run!.
Leonard LeSourd, author of LOVE ON ITS KNEES and THE BEST OF CATHERINE MARSHALL, founded Breakthrough Ministry with his wife, Catherine Marshall, as an outreach to prisoners and missionaries, based on the work of intercession.
Justin Lee is the founder and executive director of The Gay Christian Network (GCN), a non-profit, interdenominational organisation working to increase dialogue between gays and Christians and support people on both sides wrestling with related issues. A passionate Christian from a conservative evangelical background, Justin thought he knew everything there was to know about the Christian approach to homosexuality - until unexpected events turned his world upside down and forced him to reconsider everything he believed. Today, his organisation works with individuals, families and churches to stop the debate from tearing people apart.