Contact famous people for book recommendations

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1) Create a list of 50 fairly well-known intellectuals in the UK (or copy one from the web). There's a list here, though feel free to use some more 'popular' people, such as Evan Davies, Carol Vorderman:

2) Contact them and get at least 5 of them to provide titles of 5 books they recommend and 30-60 words about each book saying what they like about it. The books must not be ones they have written themselves.

You may contact the famous people however you prefer (e.g. contact form on their website, Twitter, etc.) For any contact information you find, record it in a spreadsheet along with the status of any communication you have had with them.

For each of the 5 people, ask them for a 50-100 word bio, a photo that is at least 150 pixels wide and 200 pixels high, and a link to their online profile. (You may want to suggest to them a bio and photo from the web that we could use.)

Get their email agreement for us to publish their bio, photo and recommendations on our website.

3) Compile all the emails into a single file and send it to me.

You must be extremely polite at all times when contacting the people and respectful of their time.

The book recommendations will be placed on a new website dedicated to book recommendations by famous people.

An ongoing role may be available if you do a great job.

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