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The Resource Creative, successful, dyslexic : 23 high achievers share their stories, Margaret Rooke ; foreword by Mollie King

Creative, successful, dyslexic : 23 high achievers share their stories, Margaret Rooke ; foreword by Mollie King

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Creative, successful, dyslexic : 23 high achievers share their stories
Title
Creative, successful, dyslexic
Title remainder
23 high achievers share their stories
Statement of responsibility
Margaret Rooke ; foreword by Mollie King
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Language
eng
Summary
Twenty-three very well-known people from the arts, sport, and business worlds talk about how dyslexia affected their childhood, how they were able to overcome the challenges and use the special strengths of dyslexia to achieve great success in adulthood. Darcey Bussell CBE, Eddie Izzard, Sir Richard Branson, Meg Mathews, Zoe Wanamaker CBE, Richard Rogers, Benjamin Zephaniah, Steven Naismith, Lynda La Plante CBE, Sir Jackie Stewart OBE, Sophie Conran and others share their stories, and their advice. All reveal the enormous difficulties they faced, the strength required to overcome them, the crucial importance of adult support, and how 'the different way the brain is wired' in dyslexia has enabled them to see something different in the world and to use their creativity in an exceptional way. They talk about 'thinking sideways', and the ability to look at a bigger picture, the often strong visual strength, and the ability to listen, and to grasp simplicity where other people see only complexity. They also talk about how dyslexia continues to challenge them, and the ways they have found to work around this. An introduction, and final section that includes practical information about dyslexia, are written with the support of Dyslexia Action, and a percentage of profit from the book is donated to Dyslexia Action. The book will be essential reading for teachers and other professionals, and for families affected by dyslexia, and inspirational for people with dyslexia
Summary
First-person stories from well-known, successful people who also happen to have dyslexia. The stories prove that, although life with dyslexia can have its challenges, it is possible to achieve your goals and find success. The book includes contributions from Eddie Izzard, Darcey Bussell CBE, Benjamin Zephaniah and David Bailey CBE, among others
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10465245
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DLC
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Rooke, Margaret
Dewey number
616.85/53
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Dyslexia
  • Dyslexics
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyslexia
  • Dyslexics
Target audience
adult
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23 high achievers share their stories
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Creative, successful, dyslexic : 23 high achievers share their stories, Margaret Rooke ; foreword by Mollie King
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Mollie King -- Introduction -- David Bailey CBE -- Ed Baines -- Charley Boorman -- Sir Richard Branson -- Marcus Brigstocke -- Darcey Bussell CBE -- Brian Conley -- Sophie Conran -- Kelly Hoppen MBE -- Eddie Izzard -- Lynda La Plante CBE -- Kenny Logan -- Meg Mathews -- Nigel McCrery -- Steven Naismith -- Paul Nixon -- Theo Paphitis -- Chris Robshaw -- Richard Rogers -- Sir Jackie Stewart OBE -- Zoe Wanamaker CBE -- Zelda West-Meads -- Benjamin Zephaniah -- About dyslexia -- Where to go for help
Control code
ocn910859920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781849056533
Lccn
2015026987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910859920
Label
Creative, successful, dyslexic : 23 high achievers share their stories, Margaret Rooke ; foreword by Mollie King
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Foreword by Mollie King -- Introduction -- David Bailey CBE -- Ed Baines -- Charley Boorman -- Sir Richard Branson -- Marcus Brigstocke -- Darcey Bussell CBE -- Brian Conley -- Sophie Conran -- Kelly Hoppen MBE -- Eddie Izzard -- Lynda La Plante CBE -- Kenny Logan -- Meg Mathews -- Nigel McCrery -- Steven Naismith -- Paul Nixon -- Theo Paphitis -- Chris Robshaw -- Richard Rogers -- Sir Jackie Stewart OBE -- Zoe Wanamaker CBE -- Zelda West-Meads -- Benjamin Zephaniah -- About dyslexia -- Where to go for help
Control code
ocn910859920
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
235 pages
Isbn
9781849056533
Lccn
2015026987
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)910859920

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