Monthly Archives: May 2011

Making Hay (and the sun had better shine)

I love being a writer. I love being able to wear my pyjamas or a ballgown to work (and believe me, I have done both), without anyone but a seven year old telling me I am dressing inappropriately (although usually … Continue reading

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Richard and Judy

There is no way of saying this without blowing my own trumpet, so cover your ears if you don’t like the noise, but ‘Spies, Dad, Big Lauren and Me has been picked for the Richard and Judy Summer Book Club, … Continue reading

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Buttercup 2: Return of the crazy

Dear Dr Sven OK, so it’s, like, nine days until publication, not that I’m counting or anything, but, well, yes I am actually, wouldn’t you? I mean, it’s the biggest thing to happen to me since Rachel Riley messed it … Continue reading

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Officially me

After years of woeful neglect (tumbleweed rolling across the ether, broken bottles, possibly dog poo lurking at the edges), my website has been given a much-needed makeover and update. You can find out more about me, Rachel Riley, and my … Continue reading

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Bad hair day

When I was about nine, my sole desire was to own a Twirly Curls Barbie. This was a normal Barbie (in the American sense of the word, i.e. not at all) but with the added genius of a key in … Continue reading

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The pursuit of love

I blame High School Musical – a film I blame for a lot of things (chirpy American accents, cheerleader outfits, being constantly told to ‘get my head in the game). But today, I am blaming it in part for Millie’s … Continue reading

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25 random facts about me

1. I know I am lucky. 2. I have not accepted the fact that I will never win an Oscar or the Grand National. 3. I have had plastic surgery. 4. The first time I met Tony Blair, I curtsied. … Continue reading

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