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Emily Critchley
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Ten things I’d like my readers to know about me

‘Ten things I’d like my readers to know about me’ was published on Female First, August 2018. https://www.femalefirst.co.uk/books/emily-critchley-things-readers-should-know-notes-on-my-family-1157479.html 1. I wanted to write a humorous novel about the absurdity of ordinary suburban lives. I decided to write from the perspective of a unique thirteen year-old girl called Lou. I set Notes on My Family in Essex, in the town where…

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Embracing winter
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Embracing winter and making peace with Christmas

So often November and December seem to be all about Christmas as opposed the seasonal shift. From the end of October to the day itself, Christmas seems to be everywhere, telling us what we ought to be doing, thinking and feeling. Don’t you want more stuff? and, Aren’t you having fun? is what this time of year screams at us….

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