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Since having children, my fantasy has been to have a night alone in a hotel. “With someone?” friends would ask, hopeful of gossip. But my answer was always no, just me, alone, asleep and uninterruptible.

Sleep is of a premium in my house, which is no surprise given that I…

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One of the things you have to get your head around as a parent is that your child’s experience of childhood is theirs, not yours. You may want to share with them the things that you enjoyed, but you must do so in the knowledge that this may not be…

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Some years ago I used to regularly write columns for newspapers in the UK, and as I am also a lecturer in journalism at Goldsmiths, University of London, I would often find myself talking to students about opinion writing, and analysing my own trade. …

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I love entering competitions and always have. Although the prize for one that I entered in my twenties was a four month Round the World trip travelling business class with a weekly newspaper column about my trip, I maintain that the most exciting competition I have ever won was a…

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When you have a baby in non-pandemic times, the blur of people you meet can be overwhelming. Once you have dived into the world of parenting groups and playgroups, it’s like Freshers’ Week at university — you talk to everyone to begin with and then spend the next few years…

Ellie Levenson

I am a writer and lecturer based in the UK, writing for adults as Ellie Levenson and for children as Eleanor Levenson.

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