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Gill Harvey - Author

About the Author

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Gill grew up in Warwickshire until the age of seven, when her family moved to a derelict railway station in mid-Wales. By the age of eighteen her only aim in life was to escape the Welsh hills, so off she went to explore. After an enlightening gap year, she ducked out of a law degree and studied French and Philosophy at University College, Oxford. Then she tried mental health work, environmental work, life in a VW van in the Outer Hebrides, busking, turning pigsties into craft workshops and working on an antiques stall... all fun, but none of them quite right.

Meanwhile she discovered writing and completed a first novel, which no one wanted to publish. But it did help her get a job as writer/editor at Usborne Publishing in 1994. This introduced her to the world of children's writing and she hasn't looked back.

Gill went freelance in 2000. It has involved all sorts of writing — commissioned fiction, non-fiction, film reviews and even a software manual. Then a year in Egypt resulted in both Orphan of the Sun, set in ancient Egypt, and Love in Luxor, a modern teenage love story (Piccadilly, 2005). Further travel led to journalism, and she now writes travel features, too.

The Spitting Cobra, published by Bloomsbury in August 2009, is the first in a new series of four books set in Ancient Egypt. The Horned Viper, the second Egyptian Chronicle, will be published in October 2009 and two further thrilling installments will be released in 2010. Each book is a fantastically atmospheric evocation of Egyptian life encased in an exciting adventure story. The boy and girl characters Isis and Hopi feature throughout and readers will follow with intrigue their struggles for existence and adventures in Egypt circa 1150 BC. Set in the legendary Valley of the Kings, The Spitting Cobra opens the series with a gripping adventure of royal proportions, as Isis and Hopi try to solve the mystery of who is stealing sacred treasures from the heavily guarded Pharaoh’s tombs.

Gill lives in London but is always itching to spend more time in Africa, her favourite continent.

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Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 5:: Not Without You Graded readers for secondary and adult learners

Oxford Bookworms Library: Level 5:: Not Without You Graded readers for secondary and adult learners

Author: Gill Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/07/2019

Classics, modern fiction, non-fiction and more. Written for secondary and adult students the Oxford Bookworms Library has seven reading levels from A1-C1 of the CEFR.

The Complete Book of Riding and Pony Care

The Complete Book of Riding and Pony Care

Author: Gill Harvey, Rosie Dickens Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/03/2018

This book will delight anyone who loves horses, from complete beginners to experienced riders. With stunning photography and detailed illustrations it describes everything from tacking up and mounting to what to do when a horse bolts, preparing for a country ride or a three-day event. Includes links to websites with more riding tips and advice.

True Stories Crime and Detection

True Stories Crime and Detection

Author: Gill Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/09/2015

Nine true stories of master criminals and the detectives who foiled them - from serial murderers such as the Yorkshire Ripper, to art forgers, kidnappers and Great Train Robbers. Engaging, narrative non-fiction for readers who prefer fact to fiction.

True Desert Adventure Stories

True Desert Adventure Stories

Author: Gill Harvey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2015

This title includes four new editions in the popular True Stories series, each with an arresting new cover. Each book contains thrilling stories of heroism, bravery and battling the odds to provide young readers with a truly compelling read. It contains maps, line drawings and notes on sources and further reading. It is perfect for fact-fans and reluctant readers: a must-have series during the 2008 Year of Reading.

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare A Facilitation Guide

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare A Facilitation Guide

Author: Gill Harvey, Alison Kitson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/03/2015

The successful implementation of evidence into practice is dependent on aligning the available evidence to the particular context through the active ingredient of facilitation. Designed to support the widely recognised PARIHS framework, which works as a guide to plan, action and evaluate the implementation of evidence into practice, this book provides a very practical 'how-to' guide for facilitating the whole process. This text discusses: undertaking an initial diagnosis of the context and reaching a consensus on the evidence to be implemented; how to link the research evidence with clinical and patients' experience and local information in the form of audit data or patient and staff feedback; the range of diagnostic, consensus building and stakeholder consultation methods that can be helpful; a description of facilitator roles and facilitation methods, tools and techniques; some of theories that underpin the PARIHS framework and how these have been integrated to inform a revised version of PARIHS Including internationally-sourced case study examples to illustrate how the facilitation role and facilitation skills have been applied in a range of different health care settings, this is the ideal text for those interested in leading or facilitating evidence based implementation projects, from the planning stage through to evaluation.

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare A Facilitation Guide

Implementing Evidence-Based Practice in Healthcare A Facilitation Guide

Author: Gill Harvey, Alison Kitson Format: Hardback Release Date: 26/03/2015

The successful implementation of evidence into practice is dependent on aligning the available evidence to the particular context through the active ingredient of facilitation. Designed to support the widely recognised PARIHS framework, which works as a guide to plan, action and evaluate the implementation of evidence into practice, this book provides a very practical 'how-to' guide for facilitating the whole process. This text discusses: undertaking an initial diagnosis of the context and reaching a consensus on the evidence to be implemented; how to link the research evidence with clinical and patients' experience and local information in the form of audit data or patient and staff feedback; the range of diagnostic, consensus building and stakeholder consultation methods that can be helpful; a description of facilitator roles and facilitation methods, tools and techniques; some of theories that underpin the PARIHS framework and how these have been integrated to inform a revised version of PARIHS Including internationally-sourced case study examples to illustrate how the facilitation role and facilitation skills have been applied in a range of different health care settings, this is the ideal text for those interested in leading or facilitating evidence based implementation projects, from the planning stage through to evaluation.

Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

Author: Gill Harvey, Struan Reid Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/08/2012

This is a new edition of the popular and successful encyclopedia describing the remarkable history of Ancient Egypt. You can discover remarkable facts of one of the world's oldest civilisations from its origins as a group of settlements along the banks of the Nile, its rise to one of the world's greatest civilisations to its decline at the hands of the Roman Empire. It is filled with stunning photographs and detailed illustrations. It includes a comprehensive factfinder featuring a time chart, a list of who's who and details of recent archaeological finds. It includes internet links that offer a fascinating selection of recommended web sites - with sound, animation or video clips which provide additional information for projects and homework.

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