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W&N

Dangerous Women

Clare Conville, Liz Hoggard, Sarah-Jane Lovett
Authors:
Clare Conville, Liz Hoggard, Sarah-Jane Lovett

Life-enhancing, packed with poetry and philosophical bon mots, Dangerous Women: The Guide to Modern Life draws on the experience of three dangerously knowledgeable women to offer practical but humourous advice, with an understanding of the finer art of living. With over 600 entries, from 'Accepting a compliment' and 'Affairs' to 'Entering a covent', 'Family therapy', 'I don't', 'Teenagers' and 'Wolf-whistling', this is the perfect bedside companion for the modern woman.Mothers, sisters, daughters and girlfriends are constantly asking themselves, and each other, questions about what it means to be a modern woman. Dangerous Women sparkles with the answers.

Orion

PostSecret

Frank Warren
Authors:
Frank Warren

A compelling book of the confessions and secrets from the PostSecret website - the project that captured a nation's imaginationThe instructions were simple, but the results were extraordinary.'You are invited to anonymously contribute a secret to a group art project. Your secret can be a regret, fear, betrayal, desire, confession or childhood humiliation. Reveal anything - as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before. Be brief. Be legible. Be creative.'It all began with an idea Frank Warren had for a community art project. He handed out postcards, asking people to write down a secret and post it to him, anonymously. The response was overwhelming. In under a year, Frank had over 10,000 cards which he posted on the website.The confessions were thought-provoking, funny and weird, touching on every aspect of human experience and revealing much about the state of modern life, and catapulting PostSecret to the status of global phenomenon.Superbly illustrated throughout, this book is a great conversation piece, fascinating to flick through, and almost unputdownable once you have.

Belle de Jour

Belle de Jour is the nom de plume of a former London call girl. Find Belle online at belledejour-uk.blogspot.com.

Clare Conville

Clare Conville is a literary agent who likes to throw her fairy dust over new books, projects and writers' careers.Follow Clare Conville on Twitter at https://twitter.com/C_Conville.

Clare Corbett

Clare Corbett has had a successful career on stage, screen and radio. Theatre credits include 'To Kill A Mocking Bird' 'Pygmalion' and Spoonface Steinberg' and her TV credits include BBC's 'Spooks,' 'Fastnet' and 'Final Demand'. A winner of the prestigious Carleton Hobbs Radio Award, she has appeared in over 250 radio plays including 'Absolute Power' 'Venus and Adonis' and ' Dr Zhivago'. Her other voice work comprises of Aardman Animation's ' the planet sketch' and numerous audiobooks (children and adult) including 'Poppy Shakespeare', 'Swallowing Grandma' and 'Child X'. She read 'Alys, Always' by Harriet Lane for Orion.

Colin Murray

Born 1977 in Belfast, Colin Murray is a national radio and TV presenter. He is the host of Radio 5 Live's 'Fighting Talk' and hosts 5 Live Sport. In addition to this, Colin is taking over from Adrian Chiles on Match of the Day 2 and will be presenting a nightly highlights show on BBC2 during the World Cup.

Daniel Tatarsky

Daniel Tatarsky is a veteran of the Subbuteo World Cup and author of Flick to Click, an illustrated history of Subbuteo. He was also editor for the Eagle Annual of the 1950s.

Frank Warren

Frank Warren is the founder and curator of the PostSecret project, which he started in November 2004, and has now attracted over 100 million viewers. He has received hundreds of thousands of postcards, and has set up a travelling exhibition of the best cards. He lives in Maryland, USA

Hugh Janus

Hugh Janus is an avid follower of US politics and owns a Persian cat named Fluffy.

Jo Frost

Jo Frost is one of the UK's leading childcare and baby experts. She presents the hit TV show SUPERNANNY and has become the nation's preferred nanny.For more information visit Jo Frost's website at http://www.jofrost.com. You can also follow her on Twitter at https://twitter.com/Jo_Frost, and watch videos via http://www.youtube.com/JoFrostDotCom and http://www.ustream.tv/channel/jo-frost.

Liz Hoggard

Liz Hoggard is a journalist who writes for the EVENING STANDARD, DAILY MAIL and the INDEPENDENT.Follow Liz Hoggard on Twitter at https://twitter.com/lizhoggard.

Lou Hamilton

Lou Hamilton is a writer, artist, life coach and award winning filmmaker. Her first book, Brave New Girl: How to be Fearless was published in September 2016.

Mil Millington

Mil Millington is the creator of the cult website www.thingsmygirlfriendandIhavearguedabout.com and co-founder of www.theweekly.co.uk. He writes for various newspapers and magazines and was named by the Guardian as one of the top five debut novelist of 2002. Mil lives in the West Midlands with his girlfriend and their two children.

Miss Read

Miss Read, or in real life Dora Saint, was a teacher by profession who started writing after the second world war, beginning with light essays written for Punch and other journals. She then wrote on educational and country matters and worked as a scriptwriter for the BBC. Miss Read was married to a schoolmaster for sixty-four years until his death in 2004, and they had one daughter. Miss Read was awarded an MBE in the 1998 New Year Honours list for her services to literature, She was the author of many immensely popular books, including two autobiographical works, but it was her novels of English rural life for which she was best known. The first of these Village School, was published in 1955, and Miss Read continued to write about the fictional villages of Fairacre and Thrush Green for many years. She lived near Newbury in Berkshire until her death in 2012.

Rosie Cole

Rosie Cole is an experienced writer and journalist with a passion for babies. She has lovingly compiled this detailed and comprehensive compendium to help parents with one of the most important decisions they can make. Rosie lives and works in London.

Ruthie Cheung

RUTHIE CHEUNG is a journalist, teacher and bestselling author of several encyclopaedias and dictionaries. She has always been fascinated by the history and meaning of words, names and language, and has a Masters in English and Theology. Ruthie lives with her husband and two children in Windsor, England.

Sarah-Jane Lovett

Sarah-Jane Lovett is a diarist for the EVENING STANDARD and THE TIMES.

Sarah Norris

Sarah Norris is one of the most accomplished and experienced maternity nurses in the UK. She is an expert in her field, and has cared for over 250 babies during career, which has spanned over two decades. She has worked for celebrity couples including Sienna Miller and Tom Sturridge, Jessica and James Purefoy, and a number of the Guinness family. Getting her message out to as many families as possible is Sarah's passion and life's work.

Sue Palmer

Sue Palmer is a writer, broadcaster and consultant on the education of young children. She is well-known to UK teachers as a specialist in literacy, especially the teaching of writing, but concern about children's lifestyles led her to research and publish the bestselling book TOXIC CHILDHOOD: How the Modern World Is Damaging Our Children and What We Can Do About It, followed in 2007 by a practical handbook for parents, DETOXING CHILDHOOD: What Parents Need to Know to Raise Bright, Balanced Children, and her most recent book 21ST CENTURY BOYS. Sue is also a popular speaker, addressing thousands of teachers each year across the UK and around the world - and increasingly invited to address audiences of parents, health professionals and others concerned with children's well-being. She writes frequently in the national press, and has worked as a consultant to the National Literacy Trust, the Basic Skills Agency, many educational publishers, the Department for Education and the BBC.Visit Sue Palmer's website at www.suepalmer.co.uk

Thomas Fink

Thomas Fink holds a theoretical physics professorship at the Curie Institute in Paris, and contributes numerous papers to such scientific magazines as Nature. He was previously a don at Cambridge.