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Anthony Leeds

Dr Anthony Leeds is a Senior Lecturer at the Nutrition Department of King's College London.
John Lees

John Lees is one of the UK's best-known career stategists. He writes regularly for the Times and the Guardian. His work appears regularly in glossies including Psychologies, Marie Claire and Red and he has appeared several times on both the BBC and ITV. He has trained recruitment specialists since the mid-1980s and worked with numerous organisations including HSBC and Reuters.
James Lees-Milne

James Lees-Milne died in 1997. Once Country Houses Secretary of the National Trust, he is now best known for his memoirs and diaries, described by Jeremy Lewis as second to none in their comicality, rueful self-knowledge and feline observations.
Stephanie Lehmann

Stephanie Lehmann graduated from University College Berkeley. She attended the New York University Graduate Program in Creative Writing. A playwright and a novelist, she lives in Manhattan with her husband and two children. You can visit Stephanie's website at www.StephanieLehmann.com
Patrick Leigh Fermor

In December 1933, at the age of eighteen, Patrick Leigh Fermor (1915-2011) walked across Europe, reaching Constantinople in early 1935. He travelled on into Greece, where in Athens he met Balasha Cantacuzene, with whom he lived - mostly in Rumania - until the outbreak of war. Serving in occupied Crete, he led a successful operation to kidnap a German general, for which he won the DSO and was once described by the BBC as 'a cross between Indiana Jones, James Bond and Graham Greene'. After the war he began writing, and travelled extensively round Greece with Joan Eyres Monsell whom he later married. Towards the end of his life he wrote the first two books about his early trans-European odyssey, A Time of Gifts and Between the Woods and the Water. He planned a third, unfinished at the time of his death in 2011, which has since been edited by Colin Thubron and Artemis Cooper and published as The Broken Road.
M. Leighton

The New York Times bestselling author M Leighton is a native of Ohio. She relocated to the warmer climates of the South, where she can be near the water all summer and miss the snow all winter. Possessed of an overactive imagination from early in her childhood, Michelle finally found an acceptable outlet for her fantastical visions: writing fiction. She's currently working on sequels, though her mind continues to churn out new ideas, exciting plots and quirky characters. Pick one up and enjoy a wild ride through the twists and turns of her vivid imagination.Find M Leighton on Facebook and Goodreads, visit her blog at mleightonbooks.blogspot.com or follow her on Twitter @mleightonbooks. You can also contact her on m.leighton.books@gmail.com.
Ray S. Leki

Ray Leki has worked with thousands of travelers - students, workers, negotiators, soldiers, diplomats, plant managers, and tourists - helping to increase their chances for success in their missions.
Cynthia Lennon

Cynthia Lennon was born in Blackpool in 1939 and brought up in Liverpool. She went to Liverpool's Junior Art School and graduated to Liverpool College of Art in 1957. There she met John Lennon, whose rebellious style, caustic wit and passion for rock and roll already marked him out. In their second year at college John and Cynthia fell in love. They married in 1962 and in 1963 their son, Julian was born. The Lennons moved to London in 1963 and then to Surrey, where they lived during the years of Beatles fame. In 1968 their marriage broke down and they were divorced in 1969. Julian remained with Cynthia, but saw John in London and later in New York, where he moved with his second wife, Yoko Ono. Cynthia now lives with her fourth husband, Noel Charles.
Leonard Lesourd

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.
Alison Jean Lester

Alison Jean Lester was born to an American father and a British mother, and educated in the US, the UK, China and Italy. She spent twenty-five years working, writing and raising her children in Japan and Singapore before relocating to the UK in 2016. She is the author of the novel Lillian on Life and has had short stories published in Ecotone, Good Housekeeping, Synaesthesia and Barrelhouse.
Hilary Letts

Jean Robb and Hilary Letts are educational therapists who have set up the education foundation Successful Learning in Merseyside to enable all children, even those labelled dull, lazy, naughty, difficult or remedial, to astound themselves and their teachers by making good the damage of years of missed or misunderstood lessons and mixed messages.
Lois Leveen

Lois Leveen holds an A.B. magna cum laude in History and Literature from Harvard University, an M.A. in English from the University of Southern California, and a Ph.D. in English with a specialty in African American literature from UCLA. A former faculty member at UCLA and Reed College, Lois has given talks about race at conferences and universities throughout the world. Her poetry, creative nonfiction, and critical essays have been published in a wide range of magazines, literary journals, and book collections and her short films have been shown at film festivals around the US.www.loisleveen.com/www.facebook.com/LoisLeveenwww.twitter.com/loisleveen
Rebecca Levene

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!.
Michal Levin

Michal Levin was Newsnight's medical correspondent and had her own management consultancy business until l990. Now an intuitive and spiritual teacher, she holds regular and very successful seminars in London. She also talks at venues such as St James's Piccadilly as well as at scientific conferences as a member of the Scientific and Medical Network. Her previous autobiographical book - THE POOL OF MEMORY - was published to much acclaim.
Samara Levy

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.
Benny Lewis

Irish native Benny Lewis speaks over ten languages - all self-taught. In 2003, he spoke only one language: English. After university, he moved to Spain and was soon frustrated that he could not speak Spanish after six months of studying. So he decided to abandon traditional learning approaches and just start speaking - and everything changed. Today Benny is known as The Irish Polyglot and speaks Mandarin Chinese, Arabic, French, German, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, and Hungarian. He is the author of the bestselling book on language learning, Fluent in 3 months. He also runs the largest language learning blog in the world, www.fluentin3months.com, where he breaks down the language learning process for busy people. Lewis is a full-time 'language hacker', and devotes his time to finding better, faster, and more efficient ways to learn languages. For the first time, he has applied his methods to helping people learn specific languages in his new Language Hacking series.
David Lewis

DR. DAVID LEWIS is a Chartered Psychologist and co-founder and Director of Research at independent research consultancy Mindlab International. The author of over 30 books, including The Soul of the New Consumer (also published by Nicholas Brealey Publishing) and Impulse, David has been dubbed the father of neuromarketing for his pioneering studies on analyzing brain activity for research and commercial purposes. www.thebrainsell.co.uk
Leona Lewis

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./
Mike Lewis

Mike Lewis founded When to Jump after quitting his job at a pristine investment firm, to pursue his dream of becoming a professional squash player. He has curated a community of like-minded people who have done the same, to share their stories and inspire others to take the jump.
Michael Lewis

Michael Lewis is a former banker who worked at Salamon Brothers in the height of Eighties boom. He writes regularly as a journalist and is the author of several books, including the international bestseller, LIAR'S POKER.Michael Lewis was born in New Orleans and educated at Princeton University and the London School of Economics. He has written several books including the international bestseller, Liar's Poker, widely considered the book that defined Wall Street during the 1980s. Lewis is contributing writer for the New York Times Magazine and also writes for Vanity Fair and Portfolio magazine. He is married with three children.