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Ruth Jacobs
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Writer, broadcaster & campaigner
Writer, broadcaster & campaigner

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Writer Laura Bridgeman is on my site, discussing her brilliant new book 'How Was The Party?: A Year Living With Alzheimer’s', which is about her experience caring for her mother as her condition worsens over the course of a year. 

"I started writing as a way through the process. Of navigating what was happening... I didn’t know it was going to be a book when I started. I was just writing as a way to get through."

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From my early teens I have written diaries documenting these struggles: my thoughts, feelings, dreams, desires and innermost emotions are expressed through periods of bullying, dieting, drinking too much, heartache, chasing the wrong things in life, the…

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Originally posted on K. A. Laity:Today only to kick off NaNoWriMo I’m giving away copies of the ebook How to Keep Writing with a Full Time Job. You don’t have to be a-NaNo-ing to get it. Just pop on over to Amazon (change the suffix as needed from .com to…

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Originally posted on THRILLS, KILLS 'n' CHAOS:OK, I’ve thought long and hard and I’m now happy to get this machine going again. The novel is coming along nicely and other projects are in the pipeline, both writing-wise and with the day job, so I’m in a…

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I have had quite a number of other books published focusing on tough things; bouncers, bodyguards, gangsters, criminality, but almost always male-dominated. And so I initially thought; why not do a book about women within these environments? And then...

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‘Losing It’ by Helen Lederer - An Interview and Book Review

Helen Lederer’s comedy novel Losing It is released by Pan Macmillan this week. Not only has the comedian, writer and actress written a brilliantly funny new novel, which has already received praise from Joanna Lumley, Stephen Fry and Ben Elton among other…

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Originally posted on Ruth Jacobs:Guest post by Kate Photo credit: Justin Grimes, Flickr A rainy night in Belfast. Cold and wet with a wind whipping round the corners of the barren streets where women used to stand. How things have changed. A decade ago,…
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