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How to Write Your First Book by Helen Whitaker, author of The School Run

It's hard to believe that Helen Whitaker wrote her first novel, The School Run on maternity leave (how?) and finished it whilst juggling a full-time job and a toddler (how?). We're in awe. Obviously I'm thrilled she did it (she's a fiercely funny writer) and delighted to have here on W&W. Here are Helen's tips on how to write your first book (short answer: there are no shortcuts, you just have to write) plus the books which have shaped her as a woman and a writer.…

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Reading List: May

Since we moved house, I've been tucked up in bed with a book nice and early nearly every single night. Which makes compiling a new reading list of recommendations an easy job.…

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How I make it work: award-winning blogger and author Louise Emma Clarke @mumofboysandmabel

Former journalist Louise Emma Clarke has done what most journalists have dreamed of at some point - written a book. More than that, she's also an award-winning blogger and mum of three, who after several years abroad has moved back to the UK. In the midst of writing the follow-up to 'From Mum with Love', she shares her thoughts on writing, parenting, the pressures of social media and trying to make 'it' work.....…

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Christmas Gift Guide: Her

As the lights twinkle on my Christmas tree (so tall we had to take inches off the bottom to get it to fit into the room), may I present Christmas gifts for women? Santa baby, if you could see your way to slipping one or two under my tree, that would be most welcome...…

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Christmas Gift Guide: Books

To my mind, no Christmas is complete without a new book under the tree. It's not 'just' a book, you see. It's a whole new world. A gift of time. I've sifted through the bookshelves and picked the best Christmas books to give this year.…

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Christmas Gift Guide: Home

Welcome to our Christmas gift guides 2018. We've kept it simple this year: no blowing-the-budget, no excessive choice. Instead, you'll find some smaller brands and retailers and a carefully edited selection of our favourite gifts for your favourite people.…

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How to Make a Christmas Wreath by Ruth Davis of All For Love London

It's here! December is upon us, which can only mean one thing: Christmas decorations are go, and - according to the song - the prettiest sight will be the holly (wreath) on your own front door. Well, it will if you follow this step-by-step guide to making your own Christmas wreath, courtesy of Ruth Davis, CEO and founder of …

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Sizzling Summer Giveaway!

We thought the scorching weather needed a scorcher of a competition, and here it is.....We have a night at The Gallivant in Camber Sands, £200 worth of delicious Bramley Products, a cushion from cult designer Molly Mahon, and a fashion bundle from TAE Boutique for one lucky reader to win...…