Book review: The Wildflowers, by Harriet Evans

I know you should never judge a book by it's cover, but as soon as I saw the cover for 'The Wildflowers', I just knew I had to have it. Cheekily, even though I'm not a book blogger, I asked Katie Brown, who was then at Headline UK, for a copy. 'If I love it, …

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Between the pages of a passport

'Will I get my old passport back?' I nervously asked the guy behind the desk at the passport office. He nodded, not looking up from the forms he was casually stamping. 'Sorry, I guess you get asked that question fifty times a day.' 'No, not really,' his face said the opposite. 'But some people get …

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What if I fly? — The Brexit Times

April 1st – the day I circled in my diary six months ago as the day my new life would start. It seemed like a good day – a new month, spring, Easter, the start of a new financial year, the start of the peak travel period in Spain (lots of touristy jobs) also the […] …

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What if I fall? — The Brexit Times

I haven’t walked across three grids since I was about six years old, and I always say good morning to a lone Mr Magpie, but apart from that I’m not a very superstitious person. However, there have been times in my life when things have seemed so uncertain I’ve looked for a greater power to […] …

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Be a rebel!

On the one hand, I can't believe we're saying goodbye to 2017 already. On the other, there were times when I wondered if this year would ever end. To describe this as a year of two halves feels lazy - but for want of a better phrase, that's exactly what it's been. The first six months …

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Fairy Tales

I'm going to start with a confession. I love Sleeping Beauty. This shouldn't be a controversial statement - apart from the fact that, as an independent feminist, I should be ardently opposed to any story in which a woman needs a man to rescue her. Especially if that man is a prince - don't get …

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Let’s hear it for the boys!

Men. They're not coming across very well lately are they ? With Harvey Weinstein, Kevin Spacey, Lewis Hamilton, Jacob Rees-Mogg and Donald Trump all dominating the headlines, it's enough to make us all believe that all men are sex pests, paedophiles, tax dodgers, terrible fathers and basically, big babies. Even on facebook, I regularly see …

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