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Our Authors
Grace Paley

Born in the Bronx in 1922, Grace Paley was a renowned writer and activist. Her Collected Stories was a finalist for both the Pulitzer Prize and the National Book Award. Her other collections include Enormous Changes at the Last Minute and Just As I Thought. She died in Vermont on August 22, 2007.
Patsy Palmer

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.
Zhaoxia Pang

Zhaoxia Pang is a course convenor and senior lector of Mandarin Chinese at SOAS, University of London. She is a member of the British Chinese Language Teaching Society and has also worked as a government interpreter and translator.
Frances Partridge

Frances Partridge was born in Bedford Square in 1900. Family friends included Henry James, Conan Doyle and various members of the Strachey family. She has translated many books and with her husband Ralph edited the Greville Memoirs.
Harry Patch

Harry Patch served as a private in the Duke of Cornwall's Light Infantry at the Battle of Passchendaele in 1917. He lives in Somerset.
Ron Paul

Ron Paul, a ten-term congressman from Texas, is the leading advocate of freedom in our nation's capital. He has devoted his political career to the defense of individual liberty, sound money and a non-interventionist foreign policy. Judge Andrew Napolitano calls him 'the Thomas Jefferson of our day.'
Richard B. Pelzer

Richard Pelzer is the brother of Dave Pelzer.
Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys (1633-1703) achieved fame as a naval administrator and a friend and colleague of the powerful and learned. For nearly ten years he kept a private diary in which he recorded life in Restoration London, commenting on politics, public events, and private matters.
David Pickering

David Pickering is an experienced reference book compiler, freelance since 1992. He has contributed (often as sole author or chief editor) to around 200 books in the fields of general reference, English language, the arts, history and popular interest. He has also broadcast many times on a variety of subjects on radio and television. He lives in Buckingham with his wife and two sons.
Kriben Pillay

Kriben Pillay is the Dean of Teaching and Learning in the College of Law and Management Studies, University of KwaZulu-Natal in Durban, South Africa, and is a writer across many genres. His poems appear in four South African anthologies, and his short stories appear in two.He is the founder of Noumenon, a journal that critically investigated perspectives of nonduality and transformation.
Raymond Plant

Professor Raymond Plant is a Labour peer. He joined the Dickson Poon School of Law in January 2002 as Professor of Jurisprudence and Political Philosophy. He was previously Master of St. Catherine's College Oxford from 1994 -2000 and before that, Professor of European Political Thought at the University of Southampton.
Zsuzsa Pontifex

ZSUZSA PONTIFEX was born in Hungary and has a degree in Hungarian and English from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest. She has studied Russian and English literature in Moscow and in London. After three years teaching English and Hungarian in a Budapest secondary school she moved to Britain, where she worked for the Hungarian section of the BBC World Service. Since 1990 she has been running Hungarian Language Services (HLS), a language school and translation/interpreting agency which teaches Hungarian to diplomats, businesspeople and private individuals. She also sets Hungarian language exams for the Foreign Office and the Institute of Linguists.
Zsuzsanna Pontifex

ZSUZSA PONTIFEX was born in Hungary and has a degree in Hungarian and English from Eotvos Lorand University in Budapest. She has studied Russian and English literature in Moscow and in London. After three years teaching English and Hungarian in a Budapest secondary school she moved to Britain, where she worked for the Hungarian section of the BBC World Service.Since 1990 she has been running Hungarian Language Services (HLS), a language school and translation/interpreting agency which teaches Hungarian to diplomats, businesspeople and private individuals. She also sets Hungarian language exams for the Foreign Office and the Institute of Linguists.
Daniel Postgate

Daniel is the son of animator Oliver Postgate. He worked as a freelance cartoonist before becoming a children's book writer and illustrator. He has since been involved in more than fifty books. His book 'Smelly Bill' won the Nottingham and Norfolk children's book awards and was one of the top ten children's books of the year in Time magazine. He lives in Whitstable.Daniel Postgate is the cartoonist for the Daily Express. He has illustrated a number of children¿s books, including The Philosophy Files and The Outer Limits.
Terry Pratchett

Sir Terry Pratchett is a publishing phenomenon. Among his many prizes and citations are the World Fantasy Life Achievement Award, the Carnegie Medal, the BSFA Award, eight honorary doctorates and, of course, a knighthood. In 2012, he won a BAFTA for his documentary on the subject of assisted suicide, 'Terry Pratchett: Choosing to Die'. He is the author of fifty bestselling books but is best known for the globally renowned Discworld series. The first Discworld novel, The Colour of Magic, was published in 1983, and the series is still going strong almost three decades later. Four Discworld novels - Hogfather, Going Postal, The Colour of Magic and The Light Fantastic - have been adapted for television, with more to follow. His books have sold approximately 85 million copies worldwide (but who's counting?), and been translated into forty languages. In 2007, Terry Pratchett was diagnosed with early onset Alzheimer's Disease. He died in 2015.
The Associated Press

The Associated Press (www.ap.org) is a not-for profit news cooperative that delivers fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. Distributed by satellite and the Internet to more than 120 nations, AP services daily reach more than one billion people. With headquarters in New York City, the AP has over 3,700 employees in more than 300 locations worldwide.
Running Press

Running Press, Running Press Kids, and Running Press Miniature Editions publish books that inspire, entertain and delight readers with innovative formats and irresistible packages for humor, pop culture, activity, cooking and self-help titles. The long-running miniature editions program features original bestsellers like Grow Your Own Mini Bonsai and top licenses like Harry Potter.
Kathryn Price

Kathryn Price joined Cornerstones as Managing Editor in 2005, going on to become co-partner. Prior to this she worked in literary agencies and a bookshop specialising in crime fiction, where she honed her passion for helping developing writers - and a taste for out-of-the-ordinary stories. She loves the craft of editing, and the process of taking an unpolished idea and helping the author turn it into a sparkling gem. She now works closely with authors at all stages of the writing process in her role as Cornerstones editor-in-chief.
Alexander Pushkin

Aleksandr Sergeyevich Pushkin, b. June 6 (N.S.), 1799, d. Feb. 10 (N.S.), 1837, was Russia's greatest poet. His use of the vernacular as the language of poetry freed Russian writing from the constraints of tradition and set new literary standards for novelists and poets, and his preference for subjects from history and folklore brought fresh vitality to Russian literature.
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