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Three days in Stockholm

22
Oct
2014

A friend who has three daughters and two granddaughters organises a “daughters’ day” every year. It can be anything – lunch at a posh restaurant, an evening at the theatre or a day at a spa hotel. What a brilliant ...continued

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07
Oct
2014

Four years have flown by since I sat in a huge marquee in Oxford and listened to David Nicholls talking about the success of One Day. His bestselling story of ...continued

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05
Oct
2014

Thriller writer Kathy Reichs is truly impressive. As well as working as a highly respected forensic anthropologist she teaches FBI agents to detect and recover human remains and frequently acts ...continued

03
Oct
2014

Jane Shemilt’s route to publication is every writer’s dream. A GP and mother of five children, she studied for an MA in creative writing at Bath Spa University, was shortlisted ...continued

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13
Sep
2014

Back in the mists of time I started my journalistic career as a Mirror Group Newspapers trainee in Plymouth. After eight weeks training – holed up in an unglamorous Portakabin ...continued

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