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· Francesca's first book, 'WHAT THE **** IS NORMAL?!' is published in the UK, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa! http://www.randomhouse.co.uk/editions/what-the-is-normal/9780753555361

Francesca appears on ITV1's Loose Women to talk about her new book. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yB3ENY4cMA

Francesca is named as a Top Ten Game Changer on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour Power List! http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b03zy4m5/profiles

Francesca appears on ITV's 'Lorraine' to talk about her book. http://www.itv.com/lorraine/health/francesca-martinez-what-the-is-normal-cerebral-palsy

Francesca performs at Glastonbury Festival as well as taking part in a debate in the 'Leftfield' tent hosted by Billy Bragg. http://www.morningstaronline.co.uk/a-e92b-Still-fielding-left-dreams#.Vj4PF6Quhmo

Francesca opens Gibraltar Pride with her show, 'WHAT THE **** IS NORMAL?!

Francesca's book receives glowing reviews including five stars from the Daily Telegraph who call it 'As entertaining as it is moving'. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/culture/books/bookreviews/10911825/What-the--Is-Normal-by-Francesca-Martinez-review-entertaining-and-moving.html

Francesca speaks at the national No More Austerity March in London. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gUsJzO8tmEQ

Francesca organises STAND UP TO AUSTERITY at the Apollo with Jo Brand, Stewart Lee and Mark Steel, Jeremy Hardy and many more!

Francesca appears at multiple book festivals around the country including Hay, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Dartington and Sheffield.

Francesca does five shows at the EICC as part of the Edinburgh Fringe, followed by interviews about her book hosted by Frankie Boyle, Robin Ince, Marcus Brigstocke, Richard Herring and Fred MaCauley. http://www.theedinburghreporter.co.uk/2014/08/edinburgh-festival-fringe-review-francesca-martinez-what-the-is-normal-four-stars/

Francesca is nominated for Red Magazine's Woman Of The Year Award 2014.

Francesca is featured in The Observer's Five Of Britain's Funniest Women cover piece alongside Sara Pascoe, Katherine Ryan, Susan Calman and Bridget Christie.

Francesca delivers a five-minute 'Think Bomb' at Mumsnet's Blog Fest alongside Suzanne Moore and Camila Batmanghelidjh. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=agSVh1rFE1E

Francesca is nominated for a Hero Of The Year Award in the European Diversity Awards!

Francesca is interviewed about her book and life on BBC Radio Four's Woman's Hour. http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b04htrnq

Francesca appears on The Daily Politics Show to debate austerity with Andrew Neil and Harry Cole.

Francesca appears on ITV1's This Morning. http://www.itv.com/thismorning/health/francesca-martinez-celebrity-surgery-cerebal-palsy

Francesca records a TEDx Houses Of Parliament talk called 'BEING HAPPY IS A POLITICAL ACT'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tnGAZiqa3Ek&feature=youtu.be

Francesca appears on Channel 5's The Wright Stuff. http://www.channel5.com/shows/the-wright-stuff/episodes/episode-102-67

Francesca appears on The Saturday Night Show on RTE1 in Ireland. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2733USPjEXA

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