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Esther Brazil
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I completely agree with you - I'm a freelance artist with a fairly comfortable, but unpredictable and inconsistent, income, and this "cushion" has become more like a trap. I know a lot of my friends use their overdrafts like I do; to tide them over when payment is delayed for a big project, and rent is due and they need that cash immediately. But you CAN get into a spiral of just extending it that bit further, and then a little further... I'm set to get out of mine at the end of this month and start saving properly again, and I can't wait. It's important that we recognize that it IS like a bad relationship. 
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"Hild" by Nicola Griffith. An absolutely astonishing fictionalised account of the early life of St Hilda, a 7th-century abbess, about whose childhood and adolescence we know (historically) nothing. Full of gritty detail; it makes the reader feel present, shockingly so, in a setting that's off-limits to most writers because it's so distant. She's done her research. Highly, enthusiastically recommended. You probably haven't read it because it was published just last year. 
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Please do the Hollywood-style curls video! I'm so glad you did this one - I've been wondering how to get such excellent curls. Buying a curling wand is probably a good start... 
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  • University of Oxford
    Philosophy/Theology, 2005 - 2008
  • Royal Academy of Music
    Singing, 2009 - 2011
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