[AD/gifted; I was gifted this book by Canongate, who I previously have collaborated with, in exchange for a review.] When I was growing up, the newspaper that I wanted to work at, more than anything, was The Guardian under Alan… View Post

[AD/gifted; I was sent this book, by Headline Press, in exchange for a review. Photograph also contains two gifted books.] I was recently gifted a copy of Take Nothing With You, the new novel by Patrick Gale, which is out… View Post

Recently, I was lucky enough to win a Twitter giveaway. (I know! I have won a ticket to an event via Twitter before, but not something tangible like this.) Blog Box UK is a newly launched business; run by a… View Post

[AD/gifted: I was sent this book by Carlton Books, who I previously collaborated with, in exchange for a review.] If you ever need a book for a plane ride, I’d suggest you pack The Little Book Of Audrey Hepburn. I… View Post

I recently finished my NCTJ journalism qualification, and I was in a “treat yourself” mood. After nearly a year in training, it was time to get organised. (Here comes the job search, the freelance pitches!) And so I found myself… View Post