Amber Rae is an author, artist, and speaker devoted to inspiring people to express the fullness of their gifts. Her writing blends raw, personal storytelling with psychology and neuroscience, and has reached over 5 million people in 195 countries. Her public art has spread to over twenty countries, and she's spoken to and collaborated with brands like Kate Spade, Apple, Amazon, and Unilever. Fortune said her work is "determined to help people tap intotheir creativity," Forbes said it "helps people follow through on their ambitions," and Mind Body Green called her "The Brene Brown of Wonder." She's been featured in The New York Times, TIME, Fast Company, BBC, ABC World News, Tim Ferriss's blog, and more. Previously, Amber helped launch six best-selling books as Chief Evangelist of Seth Godin's publishing experiment and started an "accelerator for your life" called The Bold Academy. She's lives in Brooklyn and around the world.
Born and raised in France, educated in the United States, Canada and Russia, Virginie Raguenaud is currently raising bilingual twin girls with her husband in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.
Chakravarthi Ram-Prasad studied Politics, Sociology and History in India, and took a doctorate in Philosophy at Oxford. He has taught at the National University of Singapore and held Research Fellowships at Trinity College Oxford and Clare Hall, Cambridge. He has also been Visiting Fellow at Benares Hindu University, Ecole Francaise d' Extreme Orient, Pondicherry and De Nobili College, Pune. He has a range of interests in global and comparative philosophies, and is on the academic advisory council of the Global Religion and Ethics Forum, the Oxford Centre for Hindu Studies and the Templeton Foundation's Global Perspective on Science and Spirituality Programme. He lectures regularly at universities in the USA, Europe and India, and will be a plenary speaker at the 9th East-West Philosophers' Conference in Hawaii in 2005. Ram-Prasad is currently based in the Department of Religious Studies, Lancaster University.
Frederic Raphael was born in Chicago in 1931. He was educated at Charterhouse and St. John¿s College in Cambridge where he was a major scholar in Classics. He has written nineteen novels. His other works include translations, essays and radio plays. He is a regular contributor to The Sunday Times literary and travel pages. He is married with three children. He divides his time between France and England.
Alex Rawlings has been fascinated by languages and determined to learn as many as possible for as long as he can remember. He was born and raised in London, where he spoke English and Greek at home, studied German, French and Spanish at school, picked up Dutch, Afrikaans, Hebrew, Italian and Catalan on the side, then studied Russian and German at Oxford University, where he was named Britain's Most Multilingual Student in 2012 after being tested for fluency in all those languages in a competition run by Harper Collins. Since then he has studied many more, including tricky ones like Hungarian and Serbian, and has lived in five different countries, teaching languages, coaching learners, and organising conferences and workshops around the world for language enthusiasts. Alex's writes his practical advice and detailed observations on language learning on his popular blog RawLangs.com, and has also contributed to online and offline publications by the British Council, the European Commission, the Guardian, the Evening Standard, and to the blogs of several language learning companies. This book was conceived in Russia, planned in Hungary, written in Spain, and published in London. Alex travels the world speaking and learning new languages with his Hungarian dachshund, Zoltán.
As well as being renowned as a presenter on Classic FM and many other radio stations, Mike Read is also a published poet and an expert on the life and work of Rupert Brooke. He is also the compiler of the bestselling book and audio CLASSIC FM 100 HUMOROUS POEMS.
Trevor Rees-Jones was born in 1968. A former soldier, he joined the security staff of Mohamed Al Fayed, the controversial Egyptian multi-millionaire owner of Harrods, and worked as personal bodyguard to his son Dodi, up to the Paris car crash which killed him and Diana. He was later party to the subsequent French investigation and resigned from his job with Fayed in 1988. He now lives in Oswestry, Shropshire.Mark Bazeley is a rising stage and screen actor shortly to star in Hearts and Bones, the new BBC series about nine young people, tagged as Friends meets This Life. On stage, he's appeared with award-winning Stephen Dillane in The Real Thing. He previously read the audio of True.
Dominic Reeve is now in his eighties. He lives and works with his partner, the illustrator Beshlie, in the English countryside. This was his first book, originally published in 1958.
After the war, Dr Renouf lectured at military college for ten years before becoming a physics lecturer at Edinburgh University.
Cliff Richard burst onto the rock'n'roll world in 1958 with his hit Single Move It. He was then know as Britain's answer to Elvis Presley. He has starred in numerous hit films and is one of Britains few enduring pop icons.
Bernard Richards is an Emeritus Fellow at Brasenose College, Oxford, where he was the Fellow in English from 1972 to 1996. He is the author of English Poetry of the Victorian Period in the Longman Literature in English series, and has edited Henry James' The Spoils of Poynton (World's Classics) and The Princess Casamassima (Everyman). He is the author of more than 350 scholarly articles and reviews, ranging from John Donne to 20th-century authors. His most recent work is a chapter on unwritten Ruskin for the forthcoming Ruskin Companion (Cambridge University Press). He is also currently printing (privately) Praeterita Continued, a completion of Ruskin's unfinished autobiography.
Aaron Ridley studied Philosophy at the universities of York and Cambridge. He is a Professor of Philosophy at the University of Southampton, and his research interests include aesthetics, the philosophy of music and Friedrich Nietzsche, topics on which he has published widely.
Harry Ritchie is a former literary editor of the Sunday Times and is the author of a number of books including Success Stories, an analysis of the English literary scene of the 1950s, and The Last Pink Bits, a tour of Britain's remaining colonies. He was born in Kirkcaldy, was educated at Edinburgh University and Lincoln College, Oxford, and now lives in London.
Dave Corbet and Ian Roberts are owners and directors of Greengage Consulting Ltd. For over fifteen years they have helped clients of all sizes and from all kinds of industries make breakthroughs in their ability to deliver remarkable results.. Together they have consulted to the upper echelons of the UK government the Home Office; and the Department for Agriculture, Food and Rural Affairs as well as major British firms.
Adam Roberts is the author of 14 SF novels, most recently Jack Glass (which won the UK BSFA and the US John Campbell awards for best SF novel, 2013), as well as a number of critical works about science fiction, including Science Fiction (Routledge, 2000) and The Palgrave History of Science Fiction (Palgrave 2006). He regularly reviews the genre for The Guardian and is also a Professor of 19th-century Literature at Royal Holloway, University of London; where he also teaches Creative Writing to undergraduates, specialising in 3rd-year final projects in SF and Fantasy.
Professor Boyd Robertson is Principal of Sabhal Mòr Ostaig, Scotland's Gaelic College on the Isle of Skye.
Donald Robertson is a cognitive-behavioural psychotherapist, trainer and author who specialises in the treatment of anxiety and the use of CBT. He is the author of six books and many articles on philosophy, psychotherapy and psychological skills training.
Celia Robertson was born in London in 1967. She has worked for many years as an actress, appearing on stage in Joe Penhall's Love and Understanding, Mark Ravenhill's Handbag and Airsick by Emma Frost.
Stephen Robinson joined the Daily Telegraph in 1986, shortly after WF Deedes retired as Editor. Robinson wrote Deedes' obituary for the Telegraph.
Kerstin Rodgers aka MsMarmitelover launched the underground restaurant movement in the UK with her eponymous supper club The Underground Restaurant. She is part of a new generation of writers and chefs who use social media to promote food via blogging, facebook and twitter; she has appeared on TV numerous times and is regularly interviewed in broadsheets, tabloids and magazines.