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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 Women, is published on 26th March. Follow Barbara on Twitter @BTBNovelist and also on Facebook at Barbara Taylor Bradford. 
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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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National Literacy Trust is a national charity dedicated to raising literacy levels in the UK. Its research and analysis make it the leading authority on literacy. National Literacy Trust runs projects in the poorest communities, campaign to make literacy a priority for politicians and parents, and support schools.
To find out more, donate or sign up for a free email newsletter visit www.literacytrust.org.uk. You can also find National Literacy Trust on Facebook and 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. www.asgs.org.ukinfo@asgs.org.uk and follow us on Twitter @ASGS25
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Girls' School Association (GSA)

 

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The Girls' Schools Association represents the heads of top performing day and boarding schools in the UK independent schools sector, which together educate approximately 85,000 girls. It has an international affiliate membership and is a member of the Independent Schools Council. The GSA encourages high standards of education for girls and promotes the benefits of being taught in a largely girls-only environment. It provides extensive professional development opportunities and encourages the sharing of best practice. 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
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Movellas

 

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Movellas is a teen story-sharing community spanning a website (www.movellas.com) and a range of apps. In a nutshell, teens can write and publish their own stories across the platform. Other teens read, comment and offer constructive criticism. The company has gone from strength to strength with over 300,000 active users a month and over 150,000 free stories to read. Users post 5,000 comments a day and there are 10,000 hours of daily engagement on the platform. Follow us on Twitter @Movellas
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Helena Coggan

 

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Helena Coggan wrote the first draft of The Catalyst when she was 13, she was signed by Hodder & Stoughton at the age of 14. Now 15 and with her GCSEs yet to take, her debut novel, The Catalyst, was published in February 2015. Her ambitions up to this point had been somewhat linear - she had wanted to write stories since she was six, and before that, she wanted to live in one. She lives with her family in London and divides her time between writing and procrastinating, which her parents insist on calling 'school'. The Catalyst has been described as '2015's Divergent' and Helena's flair for writing has been recognised across the national press, with The Guardian commenting, 'someone so young must be immensely talented to create this'.