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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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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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The May List

It's the first of May - and we are so ready for the Spring sunshine to make a return. Here's what's on my shopping list as we slide into warmer, sunnier days (please let them be warm and sunny...).…

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2018 Reading List: Part 2

Oh happy day, book guru Helen Whitaker is back - with part two of her reading list. This is one to bookmark for your holidays. (Or, if you're greedy for books like me, order now in mad frenzy.)…

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Christmas Shopping: Part 4 – Books

I write this whilst watching The Holiday (again) and conducting three separate WhatsApp chats - mostly about Christmas. One week, folks. That's all we have. And I offer you the one gift that truly will keep giving...a really good book.…

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Your 2018 Reading List: Part One

One of the questions I am most asked by my friends is ‘what should I be reading?’ Today, I am happy to answer that by providing your new reading list: the best books of 2018. I am even more thrilled that it’s also my reading list, as it comes courtesy of the wondrous Helen Whitaker.…