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From a background in teaching, Abigail Steel has become a respected expert in the field of Synthetic Phonics and a regular contributor to educational publications. Her successful education consultancy supports parents and teachers in the promotion of literacy skills. She is a passionate advocate of Synthetic Phonics:"Synthetic Phonics is an incredibly powerful tool, enabling huge leaps in early years' literacy. Built upon these principles, I Love Reading Phonics helps children read and spell more confidently and more efficiently. The results are amazing!" - Abigail Steel.
JESSICA MARQUEZ is an author, photographer, teacher, content creator, and full-time creative maker behind the handmade shop Miniature Rhino. Jessica's work has been featured in dozens of print publications and countless blogs including Style Me Pretty, Design*Sponge, Apartment Therapy, and Refinery29.
Susannah Marriott is an author who specializes in health and mindful living. She takes inspiration from her practice of yoga, from her three daughters and from the countryside and sea near her home in Cornwall. She is the author of 24 books, which have been translated into 17 languages; they include Stay Young Naturally, Everyday Wisdom, Total Meditation and Beads of Faith. As an editor she has worked with BKS Iyengar, Swami Saradananda, Deborah Bull and Penelope Leach.Her writing has appeared in a number of newspapers and magazines, including the Guardian, The Times, the Telegraph, Marie Claire, Zest, Shape, Top Sante, Healthy and She. She has broadcast on BBC Radio 4's Something Understood with Mark Tully, and lectures on writing at universities and with her company, the Professional Writing Academy (www.profwritingacademy.com).In her 50s, Susannah draws her youthful energy from her yoga practice and sea swimming, her organic vegetable garden and a massive love of jazz, dancing and dresses.
George Marshall is Director of the Climate Outreach and Information Network and has over 17 years' experience in research and campaigning for environmental organisations. He has worked as a senior campaigner for Greenpeace and the Rainforest Foundation, and as a policy consultant to the German and Papua New Guinean governments. He has authored fifteen major reports and won nine awards for his video documentary work.
James Martin is one of Britain's favourite chefs. He wowed the country with his great desserts and cakes in the hugely popular BBC series Sweet Baby James, and also presents Saturday Kitchen on BBC1. He most recently co-presented the BBC's The Great British Village Show, which celebrated the traditional village fête. James won fame for quite a different talent when he reached the semi-finals of the 2005 series of Strictly Come Dancing. He is a consultant to P&O and has his own restaurants on the Ocean Village and Ocean Village Two cruise liners. He has also written several books including The Collection, Delicious!, Great British Dinners and Easy British Food.
Chris Martin is a successful London-based author and writer.
Robert Massey PhD is an astronomer and Deputy Executive Director at the Royal Astronomical Society.
Christopher Masters is a London-based writer and lecturer on art. He contributes to The Guardian newspaper, and is the author of a number of books on art, as well as numerous articles for periodicals and reference works.
Francisca Mattéoli is a truly international author: born of a Scottish mother, she grew up in South America with Chilean nationality. She now resides in Paris where she is a respected travel writer: her shorter pieces have been published in a wide variety of magazines, including National Geographic and Condé Nast Traveller, and her previous books (including Hotel Stories and World Tour: Vintage Hotel Labels from the Collection of Gaston-Louis Vuitton) have been translated into many languages.
Simon Maughan studied Plant Science at the University of Edinburgh, and has spent 25 years furthering his knowledge and developing a love of practical gardening and plants. He was employed in 1995 to work on the RHS A-Z of Garden Plants and has worked on many dozens of gardening books, covering all aspects of the subject from species rhododendrons to garden design. He has worked as an editor and publisher for the RHS for over 12 years.
Born and raised in Milan, Mauro Mazzara started drawing at the age of two... and he hasn't stopped! He attended the Arte & Messaggio Illustration school in Milan before studying painting at the Brea Art Academy. He now works as a freelance illustrator for the fashion, publishing, and advertising industries.
The exquisite illustrations of Australian-born Elisa Mazzone have enchanted audiences throughout the world, featuring in numerous exhibitions and magazines. Her clients include Harper's Bazaar, Jimmy Choo, L'Oreal, Company, Madison, Yen, Free People, Mambo, Amazon and Style.com.
Jo McAuley is a food stylist and cookery writer living in Lemmoye, France. She has worked on a number of magazines and has written several cookery books including Indoor Grilling, Citrus, Panini and Olive & Oil, all published by Hamlyn.
Donnachadh McCarthy is an environmental auditor for small and medium-sized businesses and organizations and a green lifestyle coach. He appears frequently on radio and TV, having appeared on both the BBC's 'It's Not Easy Being Green' program and ITV's 'How Green is Your House'. His first book Saving the Planet Without Costing the Earth was published in 2004. His two-up, two-down terrace house in Peckham, south London has solar heating, photovoltaic electricity, a catalytic converter gas fire and a rain harvester and windmill.
Helen McCarthy is one of the west's most distinguished manga experts. The Harvey-award-winning biographer of Osamu Tezuka, she is regularly interviewed in the mass media about manga, has curated a Tezuka exhibition at London's Barbican Centre, and the ultimate compliment has seen her work translated back into Japanese.
Linda McDonald-Brown is a highly experienced pig keeper and runs her own company producing pig arcs. She keeps and farrows a wide range of traditional and rare breeds as well as teaching one-day courses on how to get started with pigs.
Allegra McEvedy has been cooking professionally for 20 years, working her way through a clutch of London's best restaurants before becoming more known for her work as a cookery writer for the Guardian as G2's Chef in Residence. In 2003, Allegra co-founded LEON, the award-winning, healthy, fast-food restaurant group, which currently has 11 restaurants serving over 70,000 people a week.In the summer of 2009, Allegra co-presented Economy Gastronomy, a six-part BBC prime-time series about spending less and using ingredients wisely. She is a Fellow of the RSA, a Spokesperson for The Fairtrade Foundation, and has written four bestselling books: The Good Cook (2000), Allegra McEvedy's Colour Cookbook (2006), LEON: Ingredients & Recipes (2008) and Economy Gastronomy (2009). In 2008 she was awarded an MBE for services to the hospitality industry.
Lucy completed her foundation at Camberwell College of Arts before achieving a first class Ba(Hons) in Fine Art at the University of East London. Since graduating in 2011 she has exhibited regularly in both solo and group exhibitions and in 2013 became the Arts manager at a local art space, Number 57 in Lewisham.
Norma McGough is a state registered dietician who was the nutritionist for Diabetes UK for a number of years before moving into freelance work. Location: Aylesbury, Bucks.
Bill McGuire is the Director of the Benfield UCL Hazard Research Centre, University College London (UCL).