Tales of a City Girl

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Wed 9th Dec 2015 22:47

Elle talent writing comp entry – #relationshipgoals

I entered a writing competition for Elle, where the brief was to write a piece around the hashtag #relationshipgoals. I lost (trust me if I’d won, you’d have heard me going on about it by now). I reckon that’s just because they’re keeping this wicked entry behind though.  So at a special event to celebrate women in writing I will be presented with a separate special prize while Caitlin Moran and Lorraine Candy cry and call me an inspiration to the future of words.  Anyway. Take a look. It’s pretty different from my current blogging style, but hey, it’s good to try something different every now and again.

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Tue 27th Oct 2015 22:17

Little Black Lies by Sharon Bolton

Little Black Lies is an exceptional book, whose  characters and plot will leave you questioning everything right up to the last paragraph – and then leaves you there with a new twist. If you are a fan of smart, well constructed thrillers, make this your next read.

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Sat 12th Sep 2015 20:02

My holiday reading list

In Croatia I managed a whistle-stop tour of 5 books in 10 days. I’m not sure how much I digest books (I told Dan on our first date I tend to ‘read by osmosis’, it’s a testament to him he asked me on a second) but I think this fact makes me kind of a good book critic in my casual opinion. It means if I want to go back to the book and actually read it, it’s worth a proper look.  If you’re looking for your next good read, see if any of these take your fancy.

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Mon 18th May 2015 22:48

The Narrow Road to the Deep North by Richard Flanagan

At once a story of love and a story of war, this is one of the most haunting books I’ve read for a long time.

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Fri 10th Apr 2015 21:49

Jon Ronson – The Psychopath Test

How much of the world really is poisoned by psychopaths?  Everyone likes to think that the world we move in can be broken down rationally.  But we all know it can’t be.  There is enough baffling cruelty going on in the world to know that isn’t the case. But what if the reason it can’t be rational is because of psychopaths?

About me

I'm Florence and I like to write.

When I'm not writing about pensions and mortgages in my day job, I write about my life in London, in which I cannot afford a mortgage even if I sold off a kidney, and I've still got another 40 years at least before I can access my pension.

I'd say I'm an ordinary girl looking for an extraordinary life, but clichéd phrases really annoy me.

Read my blog to find out more about my pet hates; and more on the places and things I love. And if you want to, please feel free to contact me with article ideas or feedback.