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Barbara Taylor Bradford

 

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Barbara Taylor Bradford OBE is an international bestselling novelist. Her debut novel, A Woman of Substance, was published in 1979 and has sold over 30 million copies worldwide. It ranks as one of the top-ten bestselling novels of all-time. To date, she has written 30 novels - all bestsellers on both sides of the Atlantic. Over 88 million copies of her books have been sold to date. They are published in over 40 languages and in more than 90 countries. Barbara's latest novel, The Cavendon Luck, is out now. Follow Barbara on Twitter @BTBNovelist, on Instagram @BTBNovelist and also on Facebook @BarbaraTaylorBradford
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The Sunday Times

 

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The Sunday Times is one of the best-known titles in the world and the UK's top-selling quality Sunday paper. It has always been relied upon to challenge, provoke, entertain, inspire and inform readers. To keep them in the loop, in touch and on top of their game. Always curious, never afraid, ever optimistic and open to changing direction when the right argument is made. The Sunday Times moves things forwards, sets the agenda and creates positive change. From the corridors of power to the mean streets, the factory floor to the firing line, at home or abroad. Wherever the scoop is, that's where you'll find The Sunday Times journalist. Continuously seeking out the answers that make sense of the week past, the week to come and the world as a whole. Follow us on Twitter @TheSundayTimes
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National Literacy Trust

 

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The National Literacy Trust is an independent charity that transforms lives through literacy. We run literacy projects in deprived communities and we support schools and early years settings to deliver outstanding literacy provision. Our research and analysis make us the leading authority on literacy and drive our interventions. We campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents. Our mission is to equip disadvantaged young people with the literacy skills they need to get a job and to be successful in life. Follow us on Twitter @Literacy_Trust.
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Association of State Girls' Schools (ASGS)

 

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The ASGS is a leading advocate for girls' education with a distinct commitment to the transformative power of all-girls schools. The ASGS acts at the forefront of educational thought, collaborating and connecting globally with individuals, schools, and organisations dedicated to empowering girls to be influential contributors to the world. The ASGS serves over 200 girls' schools, 160,000 students and 18,000 educators since the early 20th century and consists of state schools, academies, denominational schools, all ability and selective. Our website is www.asgs.org.uk, our email address info@asgs.org.uk, and follow us on Twitter @ASGS25
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Girls’ Schools Association (GSA)

 

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The Girls' Schools Association (‘GSA’) represents the heads of some of the top performing independent schools in the UK, which together educate approximately 85,000 girls. The GSA encourages high standards of education for girls and promotes the benefits of being taught in a predominantly girls-only environment. It also provides extensive professional development opportunities for teachers and encourages the sharing of best practice. All GSA schools work in partnership with their local communities, and most are involved in ongoing projects with neighbouring state schools. Our website is www.gsa.uk.com and follow us on Twitter @GSAUK
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Girls' Day School Trust (GDST)

 

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The Girls' Day School Trust (GDST) is the UK's leading group of independent girls' schools, with nearly 4,000 staff and 20,000 students between the ages of three and 18. As a charity that owns and runs a network of 24 schools and two Academies in England and Wales, it reinvests all its income in its schools. Founded in 1872, the GDST has a long history of pioneering innovation in the education of girls. For more details about GDST schools, please go to www.gdst.net and follow us on Twitter @GDST