Author Archives: Lucy

Yoga Girl – Rachel Brathen

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I, along with many other aspiring yogis, first came across Rachel Brathen on Instagram. One of a growing number of Yoga ‘celebrities’ since first starting her Instagram account three years ago, she’s amassed a whopping 1.4 million followers thanks to her honest writing and, no doubt, the picturesque backdrops that accompany many of her yoga poses. Prior […]

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In Bitter Chill – Sarah Ward


Testament to the gripping nature of In Bitter Chill by Sarah Ward is that on the morning of my big sister’s wedding on Saturday, tucked away in a beautiful B&B in Coombe Bisset, I awoke with the birds at 6am in order to read the final 50 pages before the festivities began. A crime fiction […]

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There are times in my job when I really have to pinch myself to realise just how lucky I am to be doing what I love; last night was one of them. This year, the Baileys Women’s Prize for Fiction have joined forces with Whistles and launched the partnership last night with an exclusive event at […]

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My Favourite Books


I’m forever being asked what my favourite books are and while the list is forever growing and changing, I’ve read enough books to make a fairly comprehensive decision regarding the ones I’ve loved the best. The following five books are the ones I recommend again, and again and again – often to those who haven’t […]

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The Reluctant Yogi – Carla McKay

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Not disimilar to Lucy Edge’s Yoga School Drop Out, Carla McKay’s The Reluctant Yogi is an account of her relationship with yoga and how it first came about. Separated from a husband she was to later reconcile with, McKay takes up yoga following the recommendation from a friend and, despite her initial reluctance, soon finds […]

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Black Rabbit Hall – Eve Chase


The blurb of Eve Chase’s debut is the type that seduces its reader before the book is even opened. Set in an idyllic Cornish home – from which the novel gets its name – in Black Rabbit Hall nothing much happens, until the very worst thing does and the lives of its inhabitants are changed forever. The tale is […]

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In My House – Alex Hourston

The more I read, the more the publishing world changes; the more imperative a novel’s opening becomes. In an era where online articles are both plentiful and free, and kindle users have thousands of books at their fingertips should their first choice not satisfy their literary needs, a strong beginning is crucial. Thus, for that […]

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Hip & Healthy Yoga Breakfast


Given my recent conversion to all things yoga-related, when I received an invite from Hip & Healthy to a Fuel and Flow yoga breakfast at Samsara Yoga Studio in Wandsworth, I immediately signed up with my friend Sarah. The pre-7am journey to Wandsworth was made worthwhile upon being welcomed into the studio, whose calming and tranquil interior offered the […]

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Finding the Time to Read


When I tell people how much I read – occasionally upwards of three books a week; often less if I’m reading a heavy classic, there’s an automatic assumption that I happen to be a quick reader or have mastered the art of speed reading. Unfortunately neither is true; for me, speeding through a book would completely defeat […]

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Disclaimer – Renee Knight


Despite having set myself a rather strict reading schedule this year, consisting of the BBC’s Top 100, the Baileys Prize shortlist, and very little else, of late I’ve found myself veering from the path. A recent article in Stylist Magazine reviewing the latest wave of thrilling page-turners by women writers proved too much to resist and […]

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