Patsy was born Julie Harris in East London. She worked as an actress from the age of eight and played roles in Grange Hill and in the West End before starring in EastEnders, where she made the part of Bianca a national icon. She now lives on the south coast with her husband and three children and runs her own successful cosmetics company.Patsy was born Julie Harris in East London. She worked as an actress from the age of eight and played roles in Grange Hill and in the West End before starring in EastEnders, where she made the part of Bianca a national icon. She now lives on the south coast with her husband and three children and runs her own successful cosmetics company.
Jan Parker And Jan Stimpson
Jan Stimpson has been a leading counsellor for Parentline Plus for over 10 years. She now works with families privately through Peter King Lewis Family Practice and www.daisychainparents.co.uk. She is mother of two sons.
C. L. Parker
C.L. Parker is a romance author who writes smut and knows how to use it. She's a small town girl with big city dreams and enough tenacity to see them come to fruition.Having been the outgoing sort for all her life - which translates to 'she just wouldn't shut the hell up' - it's no wonder Parker eventually turned to writing as a way to let her voice, and those of the people living inside her head, be heard. She loves hard, laughs until it hurts, and lives like there's no tomorrow. In her world, everything truly does happen for a reason.
Simon Pearson has worked on The Times since 1986. His interest in military history was stimulated by his father who served with the RAF in World War Two. He is the author of the bestselling The Great Escaper, published in 2013 and described by the Sunday Times as 'enthralling, an astounding story of honour and resilience'.
Rob Penn And Antony Woodward
Robert Penn developed a passion for the weather while riding a bicycle around the word. This was reinforced during a year touring the Celtic Fringe as a poet, in bucketing Welsh rain (tywallt), Irish thunderstorms (speirling), and Scottish drizzle (smur) during a record wet summer writing his first book The Sky is Falling on Our Heads. A journalist, he writes regularly for all the national broadsheets.Antony Woodward was first caught out by the British weather aged 0, when he was born in a Land Rover stuck in a snowdrift during the notorious winter of 1963. He's won many awards as an advertising copywriter and, since learning to fly - the subject of his first book, Propellerhead - most of his adult life has been spent waiting for fog to lift, the wind to shift or the skies to clear.Both authors now live with their families - in dense cloud- in the Black Mountains, South Wales.
Benjamin Percy is the award-winning author of the novel, The Wilding (forthcoming from Graywolf, September 28, 2010), as well as two books of short stories, Refresh, Refresh (Graywolf, 2007) and The Language of Elk (Carnegie Mellon, 2006). Publishers Weekly gave The Wilding a starred review, saying "Percy's excellent debut novel...digs into the ambiguous American attitude toward nature as it oscillates between Thoreau's romantic appreciation and sheer gothic horror... It's as close as you can get to a contemporary Deliverance." Percy's honors include a Whiting Writers Award, the Plimpton Prize, the Pushcart Prize, and inclusion in Best American Short Stories. His fiction and nonfiction appear in Esquire (where he is a regular contributor), Outside, Men's Journal, the Paris Review, Orion, Tin House, Ploughshares, Glimmer Train, and many other magazines and journals. He teaches in the MFA program at Iowa State and can be found online at benjaminpercy.com.
Emily Phillips' two main life goals have always been: to write a book and to have a baby. As Grazia's Features Director, she's helped change the law to close the pay gap, written on everything from over-committing to egg donation, and interviewed the likes of Amy Poehler and Jane Birkin. Her career highlight was when Jamie Dornan told her (while taking his top off) that his murderous character in The Fall would've found her 'right up his street'. She lives in London with her husband and two cats.Her first novel, TRYING, is a hugely funny and searingly honest comedy about what to expect when you're not expecting.
Jodi Picoult is the author of twenty-four internationally bestselling novels, including My Sister's Keeper, The Storyteller and Small Great Things, and has also co-written two YA books with her daughter Samantha van Leer, Between the Lines and Off the Page. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband and children. Jodi's UK website is www.jodipicoult.co.uk and she can be found on Facebook and Twitter at facebook.com/JodiPicoultUK and twitter.com/jodipicoult, and on Instagram at instagram.com/jodipicoult.
Rosamunde Pilcher had a long and distinguished career as a novelist and short story writer, but it was her phenomenally successful novel, The Shell Seekers, that captured the hearts of all who read it, and won her international recognition as one of the best-loved storytellers of our time. It was voted one of UK's top 100 novels in the BBC's Big Read in 2003. Her bestselling novels, September, Coming Home and Winter Solstice were made into television films. She was awarded an O.B.E for services to literature in 2002 and an honorary Doctor of Laws degree from Dundee University in 2010. Rosamunde Pilcher died on 6 February 2019.
Billie Piper was born in Swindon in 1983. In her first career, starting at age fifteen, she had seven top five hit singles in five years, including three number ones. At eighteen, she married TV presenter Chris Evans in Las Vegas. She has recently appeared in BBC productions of The Canterbury Tales, Much Ado About Nothing and most famously, as Rose in Doctor Who. She was voted Most Popular Actress at the National Television Awards in 2005 and won The Times` Breakthrough Award in 2006. Billie lives in North London.
Stanley Pottinger served in the Nixon and Ford Administrations and was promoted to Assistant to the Attorney General in the Carter Administration. He has headed the Washington law office in Troy and also established a private practice - Pottinger & Company Inc. Stanley Pottinger has written for a number of magazines and periodicals and he was named one of 200 'Future Leaders of America' by Time Magazine. He has three children and lives in the New York area.
Lance Price is a Political Strategy Consultant who worked at 10 Downing Street from 1998 to 2000 where he was a deputy to Alistair Campbell. He was the Labour Party's Director of Communications from 2000 until the General Election of 2001, when Tony Blair secured his second landslide. Before joining Number Ten he was a BBC Political Correspondent for many years.
Dr Basant Puri is Consultant Psychiatrist and Senior Lecturer at the MRI Unit for the Imperial College School of Medicine, and is Honorary Consultant in Imaging for Hammersmith Hospital's Department of Radiology. He has been involved in medical research for about 12 years, and his papers have been widely published in respected international journals and books.