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Gratitude is powerful. It makes us feel happier, healthier and more hopeful. Since launching in 2009 PATTERNITY have received international recognition for their research-based approach to pattern design and experience. In their first journal they encourage the reader to develop more positive and empowering patterns of behaviour. Improve your happiness and well being with their innovative and original three-stage programme, featuring gratitude logs, imaginative exercises, thought-provoking prompts, inspiring quotes and free-flow pages. PATTERNITY have collaborated with a range of partners across the globe in a range of fields from science to spirituality, wellbeing and creativity to explore the visual – and non-visual – patterns that shape personal experience and culture at large.
Born and raised in Surrey, Laura Hoggins developed her passion for lifting after discovering a CrossFit box in Hammersmith over three years ago. Inspired by the community of individuals whose priority was athletics and not their aesthetic, Laura quit her office job and moved into fitness full time. Now a fully trained Fitness Coach and Personal Trainer, Laura runs her own concept class, LIFTED, at the Ministry of Sound Fitness. Laura has over 11,000 Instagram followers and has worked with British Women's Lifting, Women in Sport and This Girl Can to spread a campaign that she supports that 'strong is not a size'. Runner Up in Men's Health Gym Awards '18 for 'Smartest Coach' and a regular contributor to Woman's Health, Metro and Health & Fitness Magazine, Laura speaks on podcasts, at festivals and events across the country and is the female face celebrating lifting in the UK. @laurabiceps https://www.lifted.fitness/
Francesco Pacifico has written for a number of Italian publications, including Rolling Stone and GQ, and has translated into Italian the works of Henry Miller, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dave Eggers, Will Eisner, and more. He lives in Rome. Stephen Twilley is associate editor at the online review Public Books and assistant editor at New York Review Books Classics. He is also the translator of Marina Mander's novel The First True Lie (2013).
George Packer is a staff writer for The Atlantic and a former staff writer for The New Yorker. He is the author of The Unwinding: Thirty Years of American Decline, which was a New York Times bestseller and won a National Book Award. His other nonfiction books include The Assassins’ Gate: America in Iraq, and Blood of the Liberals, which won the 2001 Robert F. Kennedy Book Award; and two novels, The Half Man and Central Square. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Mother Jones, Harper’s, and other publications. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Jenny Packham graduated from Saint Martin's School of Art and launched her eponymous fashion label in 1988. Now with stores across the world, she is famed for her beautiful bridal gowns as well as her bespoke dresses for public figures including the Duchess of Cambridge, Adele and Dita Von Teese. She is based in London, and How to Make a Dress is her first book.
TV presenter, photographer and conservationist Chris Packham is one of the nation’s favourite naturalists. He is best known for the BAFTA-winning The Really Wild Show and fronting BBC’s Springwatch and Autumnwatch. Packham is president of the British Trust for Ornithology, Hawk Conservancy Trust, the Hampshire Ornithological Society and the Bat Conservation Trust and vice-president of the RSPB and the Butterfly Conservation. In 2011, he was awarded the British Trust for Ornithology's Dilys Breese Medal for his ‘outstanding work in promoting science to new audiences’, and in 2016 he won the Wildscreen Panda Award for Outstanding Achievement, for his contribution to wildlife filmmaking. Packham's partner Charlotte Corney owns the Isle of Wight Zoo, and his step-daughter is studying zoology at Liverpool University. He lives in the New Forest.
Ruth Padel is a prizewinning poet, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature, and Professor of Poetry at King’s College London. Her recent collections include Darwin: A Life in Poems, on her great-grandfather Charles Darwin; The Mara Crossing, on migration and immigration; Tidings: A Christmas Journey, and Emerald, a poignant elegy for her mother. She lives in London.
Theo Padnos is the author of My Life Had Stood a Loaded Gun: Adolescents at the Apocalypse: A Teacher's Notes. He taught short stories and poems to teenaged prisoners in America before travelling to Yemen to study Islam in 2005. He has written for a number of publications including the London Review of Books.
Sydney Padua is an animator and visual effects artist, usually employed in making giant monsters appear to be attacking people for the movies. She started drawing comics by accident with the webcomic 2D Goggles or The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage and is still trying to figure out how to stop. Originally from the Canadian prairie, she now lives in London with her husband and far too many books.
Leonardo Padura is a novelist and journalist who was born in 1955 in Havana where he still lives. He is best known internationally for the Havana Quartet series, all featuring Inspector Mario Conde. In 1998 Padura won the Hammett Prize from the International Association of Crime Writers, and in 2012 he was awarded the National Prize for Literature, Cuba's national literary award.
Chris St. Hilaire is an award-winning message strategist who has developed communications programs for some of the world's most powerful corporations, legal teams and politicians, including U.S. Senator and Presidential-candidate John McCain and the Political Action Committee (PAC) behind Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's historic victory. The first marketer in the courtroom, Chris is the founder of Jury Impact, a national jury consulting firm, and M4 Strategies, a California-based messaging firm that specializes in influencing public policy. Chris lives in Long Beach, California with his two young sons. When he's not playing around with them, he enjoys soccer, running and yoga.
James Patterson (Author) James Patterson is one of the best-known and biggest-selling writers of all time. His books have sold in excess of 385 million copies worldwide. He is the author of some of the most popular series of the past two decades - the Alex Cross, Women's Murder Club, Detective Michael Bennett and Private novels - and he has written many other number one bestsellers including romance novels and stand-alone thrillers. James is passionate about encouraging children to read. Inspired by his own son who was a reluctant reader, he also writes a range of books for young readers including the Middle School, I Funny, Treasure Hunters, Dog Diaries and Max Einstein series. James has donated millions in grants to independent bookshops and has been the most borrowed author of adult fiction in UK libraries for the past eleven years in a row. He lives in Florida with his wife and son.
Sophie Page is the author of several romantic novels. She lives in London.
Lewis Page began his military career as a reservist pilot in the Cambridge University Air Squadron and ended up in the Navy, where he became a mine clearance diver. After eight years at sea, mostly in very bad weather, he was put in charge of the Plymouth diving and bomb disposal team and trawled the British coastline from Swanage to Liverpool neutralizing 'improvised Explosive Devices' and searching for unexploded ordnance. As such, he is one of the few in the British forces to have actually seen and dealt with 'Weapons of Mass Destruction', although irritatingly these were of British manufacture. During a dull period in the navy he qualified as a commando. He resigned from the Service in 2004 and now lives in London.
Russell Page became a professional garden designer in 1928 after studying painting at the Slade School, University of London, and in Paris. He designed a great variety of gardens in Europe, the Middle East, North and South America, ranging from small cottage and town gardens to elaborate layouts including the Battersea Festival Gardens in 1952. He was one of only three Englishmen to have received a medal from the French Academy of Architecture. Russell Page died in January 1985. After his death The Times wrote, "In a world in which the gifted amateur is no longer the guiding light in the design of gardens, and in which highly qualified professionals prevail, Russell Page stood out as one of those great originals, for which England has been famous."
Dr Christine Page MBBS, MRCGP, DCH, DRCOG, MFHom is a medical doctor who has been acclaimed as 'one of the greatest living Mystics'. The author of groundbreaking books including Spiritual Alchemy, she is known on both sides of the Atlantic for her teachings and the pioneering ways in which she combines modern science with ancient wisdom. Visit her website at www.christinepage.com
JAN PAGE is a freelance writer, drama worker and arts adminstrator. She has run hundreds of drama and writing workshops for children over the years and has been an event organiser for large-scale events, including international circus, music and firework concerts! A regular scriptwriter for BBC TV's PLAYDAYS, she has written eleven plays for young audiences. Author lives: Staffordshire
Robin Page was born in 1943 on the small Cambridgeshire Farm where he still lives. He is author of over thirty books, including The Decline of an English Village, The Wildlife of the Royal Estates, The Hunting Gene, The Great British Butterfly Safari and The Revolting Peasant. He is founder of The Countryside Restoration Trust and presented One Man and His Dog for several years.
Jason Page (Author) Jason started writing for children 20 years ago when he landed a job as the fresh-faced reporter on the Young Telegraph. His enthusiasm for innovative and inspiring children’s writing has stayed fresh as ever it was. His face hasn’t. Now with beard, one shade of grey, Jason has created books and multimedia on a huge range of non-fiction topics. When he’s not writing, Jason helps run Calder House, a special school where children with specific learning difficulties, not only learn to read, but learn to love reading. The Sheep that Saved Christmas is his first picture book. Adrian Reynolds (Illustrator) Adrian Reynolds was born in South Wales, and after studying at Swansea College of Art and later at Cambridgeshire College of Art and Technology, Adrian worked at Heffers Children's Book Shop before beginning to write and illustrate his own picture books. Adrian's very first books were published in 1997 and since then he has published more than forty titles, including the hugely popular Harry And The Bucketful Of Dinosaurs series, written by Ian Whybrow. He has won the Red House Picture Book Award and the Sheffield Children's Book Award.
Sharon Page is the USA Today bestselling author of more than ten titles, including The Club and Engaged in Sin. She is a two time consecutive winner of the National Readers' Choice Award for her historical erotic romance and has twice received the Romantic Times Reviewers' Choice Award. Married, with two children, Page holds an industrial design degree and has worked for many years in a structural engineering firm. When not writing, she enjoys reading with her children, downhill skiing, and mountain biking. Sharon Page loves to hear from readers and can be reached at www.SharonPage.com.
Jeremy Page is the author of Salt, which was shortlisted for the Commonwealth Writers' Prize for Best First Book and the Jelf First Novel Award. He grew up in North Norfolk and has worked as a scriptwriter and also as an editor for FilmFour and the BBC. He lives in London with his wife and two children.
Mark Pagel is head of the Evolution Laboratory in the Division of Zoology, School of Biological Sciences, at the University of Reading, and a Fellow of the Royal Society. He is the editor-in-chief of the award winning Oxford Encyclopaedia of Evolution and co-author of The Comparative Method in Evolutionary Biology, which is regarded as a classic, as well as the author of a number of articles in Science, Nature, and other journals, and he has also been a contributor to numerous monographs. Statistical methods that Pagel has developed are used by researchers all over the world to study evolutionary trends across species.
Karen L. King is the Winn Professor of Ecclesiastical History at Harvard University in the Divinity School. Trained in comparative religion and historical studies, her teaching and research specialities in the history of Christianity lie in women’s studies, orthodoxy and heresy, and the Coptic Gnostic literature. Her publications include The Secret Revelation of John and The Gospel of Mary Magdala: Jesus and the First Woman. She is the recipient of awards for excellence in teaching and research, and has received grants from numerous organizations including the Ford Foundation. Her professional associations include membership in the American Academy of Religion, the Society of Biblical Literature, the International Association for Coptic Studies and Studiorum Novi Testamenti Societas. Elaine Pagels is Harrington Spear Paine Professor of Religion at Princeton University and the author of six previous books, including The Gnostic Gospels (winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award and the National Book Award) and the New York Times bestseller Beyond Belief. She lives in Princeton, New Jersey
Caitlin Moran (Author) Caitlin Moran is the eldest of eight children, home-educated on a council estate in Wolverhampton, believing that if she were very good and worked very hard, she might one day evolve into Bill Murray. She published a children’s novel, The Chronicles of Narmo, at the age of 16, and became a columnist at The Times at 18. She has gone on to be named Columnist of the Year six times. At one point, she was also Interviewer and Critic of the Year - which is good going for someone who still regularly mistypes ‘the’ as ‘hte’. Her multi-award-winning bestseller How to Be a Woman has been published in 28 countries, and won the British Book Awards’ Book of the Year 2011. Her two volumes of collected journalism, Moranthology and Moranifesto, were Sunday Times bestsellers, and her novel, How to Build a Girl, debuted at Number One, and is currently being adapted as a movie. She co-wrote two series of the Rose d’Or-winning Channel 4 sitcom Raised by Wolves with her sister, Caroline. Caitlin lives on Twitter with her husband and two children, where she spends her time tweeting either about civil rights issues, or that picture of Bruce Springsteen when he was 23, and has his top off. She would like to be remembered as ‘a very sexual humanitarian’. Camille Paglia (Author) Self described 'dissident feminist', Camille Paglia is a professor of humanities and media studies and at the University of the Arts in Phildelphia. Her books include Sexual Personae: Art and Decadence from Nefertiti to Emily Dickinson and Sex, Art and American Culture. She was a founding contributor and columnist for Salon and writes about art, literature, popular culture, politics and religion for publications around the world. Hanna Rosin (Author) Hanna Rosin is the author of The End of Men and a national correspondent at The Atlantic, writing about American culture. She is a writer and editor for Slade, and writes for The New Yorker, The New York Times, GQ and The Washington Post, among others. Maureen Dowd (Author) Pulitzer-prize winning writer and author of Are Men Necessary?, Maureen Dowd has been a New York Times columnist since 1995. She has served as the White House correspondent and has covered four presidential campaigns.
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