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Life in Motion

Misty Copeland
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Misty Copeland

When Misty Copeland first placed her hands on the ballet barre at an after-school community centre, no one expected the undersized, underprivileged and anxious thirteen-year-old to become one of America's most groundbreaking dancers. A true prodigy, she was attempting in months roles that take most dancers years to master. But when Misty became caught between the control and comfort she found in the world of ballet and the harsh realities of her own life, she had to choose to embrace both her identity and her dreams, and find the courage to be one of a kind.In this instant New York Times bestseller, Misty Copeland tells the story of her historic journey to become the first African-American principal ballerina at the prestigious American Ballet Theatre. With an insider's passion, Misty opens a window into the life of an artist who lives life centre stage, from behind the scenes at her first classes to her triumphant roles in some of the world's most iconic ballets. Life in Motion is a story of passion, identity and grace for anyone who has dared to dream of a different life.

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Susan Hepburn
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Susan Hepburn

Barbara Delinsky

Barbara Delinsky lives in Needham, Massachusetts. With thirty million copies of her novels in print, in twenty-five different languages, Delinsky is one of the world's most beloved and revered storytellers.A lifelong New Englander, she uses the area as settings in most of her stories. In her spare time, Barbara enjoys kayaking, aerobics, and needlepoint; in addition to spending time with family and friends. She is also a breast cancer survivor, and strives to be a positive role model for other women facing the disease.

Bridget Surtees

Bridget Surtees is a registered dietitian specialising in paediatric nutrition, eating disorders and nutritional therapy for metabolic syndrome sufferers. Having spent extended spells working at University College Hospital in London and Sydney Children's Hospital in Australia, Bridget has relocated back to Cape Town, where she runs a private dietetics practice, Nutrition4Kids, and works at any addiction clinic for those with eating disorders and sugar addiction. She is married with two children.

Charles Eugster

Charles Eugster is a 97 year-old retired dentist from the UK who holds multiple records (including world records) in his age group for athletics and a variety of other sports.

Chef Judson Todd Allen

Judson Todd Allen is CEO and executive chef of Healthy Infused Cuisine, LLC, a premium cuisine company that provides customized personal, private and event chef services. Clients include Steve Harvey, executives, and businesses including Walgreens. An alum of Next Food Network Star, Chef Judson is a food contributor for The Steve Harvey Show and Fox 32 in Chicago.

Colleen Kelly Alexander

Colleen Kelly Alexander is a lifelong athlete and motivational speaker. With her indomitable spirit and amazing story of survival, Colleen teaches others how to aim higher, be stronger, and use adversity as a catalyst to make themselves and the world better. She was the executive director of the Common Ground Youth Center in Vermont for eight years, and a regional program manager for PeaceJam, where Nobel Peace Laureates mentor youth. She continues to volunteer for the organization. She has also worked for, volunteered for, and is heavily involved with the Red Cross. She lives in Clinton, CT with her husband and their two dogs and cat.

DAVID KAHN

David Kahn is one of America's leading experts in krav maga, and the only American to sit on the Israeli Krav Maga Association's Board of Directors, krav maga creator Imi Lichtenfeld's original organization. As the IKMA's United States Chief Instructor, David is committed to the proper expansion of the Israeli krav maga system worldwide.

Jonno Proudfoot

JONNO PROUDFOOT (the Chef) trained and worked in a five-times Top Ten-rated restaurant early in his career, later moving through a variety of food and wine establishments before finding his passion in Paleo and LCHF cookery. Since the birth of his interest in performance food and nutrition he has co-hosted 52 episodes of award-winning children's cooking show, What's Your Flava. He also starred in the TV reality cooking series Ultimate Braai [Barbecue] Master in 2013. On 23 March 2014, Jonno and his friend Thane Williams became the first people to swim from Mozambique to Madagascar, taking 24 days to cover an incredible 460km, thereby setting a world record for the longest open-ocean unassisted stage-swim of all time.

Katy Sobey

Katy Sobey BiographyKaty is from Bristol and trained at the Royal Welsh College of Music and Drama.Theatre includes: Orpheus & Eurydice (Insane Root, Suspension Bridge Vaults), Rocky: A HorrorShow (The Wardrobe Theatre), The Woodlanders (Hammerpuzzle/Cheltenham Everyman), Othello(Stafford Gatehouse), Here Be Monsters (UK Tour), Hot Air (Tobacco Factory Theatre/MyrtleTheatre Co.), King John (Hammerpuzzle/The Egg), A Midsummer Night's Dream (UK Tour), Flood(Bike Shed Theatre), Sleeping Beauty and Aladdin (Little Wolf/Loughborough Town Hall), EarlyDoors (Edinburgh Festival) and The Taming of the Shrew (Sam Wanamaker Festival, The Globe).Katy has appeared in several radio plays for BBC Radio 4, including Tess In Winter, The All-Clear,The Shining Heart and Writing the Century: The Dock. She has also featured in multiple episodesof Poetry Please with Roger McGough.On television, Katy has appeared on BBC 1's daytime drama, The Indian Doctor.Katy has recorded numerous audiobooks and is a featured artist on Audible UK's Narrator'sGreatest Hits. She is the voice of the popular young adult series, Geek Girl.

Lucy Watson

Lucy Watson started her vegan journey in 2015, having been vegetarian from the age of 5. She is a PETA ambassador and RSPCA campaigner. Lucy is a former Made in Chelsea cast member and lives in London.

Michelle Braude

Born in South Africa but brought up in Britain, Michelle qualified as a medical doctor at University College London. During her medical studies, she completed a BSc in Nutrition from King's College London as well as an elective in Gastroenterology at the Whittington Hospital. Four years ago Dr Braude decided to set up her own nutritional practice, The Food Effect, in north London. Her focus is not just helping people with diet and overall wellbeing but, as a doctor, with related medical conditions such as high blood pressure, cholesterol and diabetes.Michelle also runs a popular online blog The Food Effect and she is regularly featured as an independent expert in the Daily Mail, Telegraph, Hello!, Women's Health and LOOK magazine. She is also a regular writer for the hugely successful international luxury web-magazine Chic-Overdose and popular models' website, Modellist-ID.

Patrick Holford

Patrick Holford is founder of the Institute for Optimum Nutrition in London. He is also director of the Food for the Brain Foundation and an honorary fellow of the British Association of Nutritional Therapy. He is one of Britain's top nutrition experts and is the author of over 25 health books.

Ross Edgley

Ross Edgley is an expert in the fitness industry, was listed in the World's 50 Top Fittest Men in 2016 by Askmen.com (the World's Biggest Men's Lifestyle website), and is founder of 2017's fastest downloaded training app (Primal 9) with Menshealth.com. He's been dubbed, "The World's Most Travelled Fitness Expert" (GQ, 2016) after living and learning from some of the fittest people on the planet. For over 10 years he's been involved in every area of sport, fitness, and nutrition imaginable. Ross is also co- founder at Europe's second largest online sports nutrition brand (THE PROTEIN WORKS), writes for range of publications (including GQ, Menshealth, Telegraph, Askmen.com, Mensfitness and more) and has amassed a social media following of well over a half a million people.

Sally-Ann Creed

Having spent her early years in and out of ICU units, suffering from chronic illness, and her 20s battling an ever-escalating list of ailments, Creed found herself on dozens of medications, seeing innumerable doctors and specialists, and undergoing endless tests and thirteen sinus operations.After decades of searching for a stable sense of medical wellbeing, it wasn't until Dr Robbie Simons gave Creed back her health and her life that she decided to study the subject further. She went on to achieve a postgraduate diploma in Clinical Nutrition and later studied Functional Medicine.Sally-Ann Creed is the author of nine books, including the bestselling Let Food Be Your Medicine, which is still viewed as a classic today.

Sarah Flower

Sarah Flower is trained in nutrition and nutritional medicine and author of 15 books, including the bestselling The Everyday Halogen Oven Cookbook. Sarah and her young son have lived on a sugar free diet for the last 12 months. As a nutritionist and journalist, Sarah has written many articles on diets, including sugar free, grain free, low carb and high protein. She runs workshops at local schools, talking to parents and teaching children how to cook and eat a healthy diet.

Sarah Ockwell-Smith

Sarah Ockwell-Smith is the mother of four children. She has a BSc in Psychology and worked for several years in Pharmaceutical Research and Development. Following the birth of her first child, Sarah re-trained as a Paediatric Homeopath, Antenatal Teacher and Birth and Postnatal Doula. She has also undertaken training in Baby Massage, Hypnotherapy and Psychotherapy. Sarah specialises in gentle parenting methods and is co-founder of the GentleParenting website (www.gentleparenting.co.uk). Sarah writes a parenting blog (www.sarahockwell-smith.com) which is read by 3 million parents per year, and is the author of BabyCalm, ToddlerCalm, The Gentle Sleep Book, The Gentle Parenting Book and The Gentle Discipline Book. She frequently writes for magazines and newspapers, and is often called upon as a parenting expert for national television and radio.

Susan Hepburn

Susan Hepburn is an accredited hypnotherapist and psychotherapist who has been practising in Harley Street for over 20 years. Her client list is packed with A-list actors, comedians, rock stars and sports personalities. She has made numerous TV appearances and is the author of Stop Smoking in One Hour. She has also produced CDs and DVDs including F*** Diets.

Tim Noakes

PROFESSOR TIM NOAKES (the Scientist) is a widely respected Professor of Exercise and Sports Science at the University of Cape Town. He has run more than 70 marathons and ultra-marathons and is the author of the books The Lore of Running, Challenging Beliefs and Waterlogged. After publishing his latest book, Tim entered the dietary sphere, challenging the science behind obesity, coronary heart disease and heart attacks. Subsequently he has dedicated his life to opening people's eyes to the myth of low-fat eating and the nutritional and environmental crisis it has led us to. In this book, Tim unleashes the science behind the research and studies he has been conducting since the inception of this 'bee in his bonnet'.

Vicky Pattison

Vicky Pattison's autobiography, Nothing but the Truth, was a Number One Sunday Times bestseller in hardback and remained in the Top Ten for seven weeks. Vicky's first two novels, All that Glitters and A Christmas Kiss, received rave reviews from her fans who fell in love with the witty one-liners and snappy comebacks Vicky is renowned for. Her second non-fiction book, The Real Me, was a fully illustrated peek into Vicky's world that included recipes, exercise plans and all Vicky's top fashion and beauty tips. She discovered a new love of fitness and launched her own range of vitamins supplements called Mini V with phenomenal success and was boosted by her chart topping fitness DVD, Vicky's 7-Day Slim. In 2015, Vicky won the nation's hearts and was crowned Queen of the Jungle in I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. Since then, Vicky has been a regular panellist on Loose Women as well as presenting the I'm a Celebrity spin-off show on ITV2. Vicky has also been named as a team captain for the new panel show Virtually Famous on E4. Vicky is a genuine Geordie Girl, born and bred in Newcastle. Her third novel, My Sister's Wedding, is out on 15th June 2017.