Let's explore the 'uniquely portable magic' of books*
I have a passion for books, language and literature and embrace all opportunities to spread that love. Educated at Cambridge University, I know how daunting exams and university applications can be and want to help you traverse these important times in your life.
I am an author whose debut novel, A Dictionary of Mutual Understanding, won the 2016 Richard and Judy Summer Book Club pick, was long-listed for the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction 2016, and was chosen as a BBC Radio 2 Book Club pick in summer 2015. I read and write every day and am constantly updating my own abilities.
I am also a production journalist who has honed her editing skills at some of Britain's biggest-selling newspapers including the Daily Mirror, Sunday Mirror and Daily Record, as well as on the backbench of The National, the leading English-language broadsheet newspaper in the Middle East. This has taught me how to communicate with large audiences, as well as write cleanly, engagingly and succinctly. I'm keen to pass on this knowledge.
I've also done stints as an online content editor for two major public sector organisations and after I graduated with an English degree, I spent three years working as an English language teacher in Japan.
I'm friendly, empathetic and personable but I will want you to work hard to be the best you can be in the work we do together.
*Quote borrowed from Stephen King and his excellent, On Writing: A Memoir of the Craft