JOURNALISM

After having worked in publishing for six years I became a freelance journalist and broadcaster in 2004.

I was books editor and commissioning editor of Elle magazine for eight years and the BBC Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman for a decade. I have reviewed books for the Observer, Telegraph, Independent, Grazia and many others. I recently returned to BBC Radio 2, to review books for the Sara Cox Show.

You can keep up with what I’m reading via my instagram, and my affiliate page on bookshop.org.

I have written for a variety of women’s magazines, national newspapers and commercial titles.

Recent work has included writing about sea swimming with my son for Vogue, a profile of Jackie Collins for Kinfolk, a slow review of The Group for Tortoise media and a feature on my recent book Some Body to Love for Good Housekeeping

I was a judge for the Costa Novel of the Year in 2011.

To commission me please email me at

hemmomail@gmail.com