Helen Whitaker

Helen Whitaker

Helen Whitaker is the author of I GIVE IT A YEAR (2021) and THE SCHOOL RUN (2019). She is a magazine editor and journalist who was formerly Entertainment Director of Glamour (for which she once appeared on Radio 4 to discuss a celebrity poll titled ‘Beard or no beard?’) and has been published in The Telegraph, Grazia, Fabulous, Woman and Home and YOU magazine, as well as writing a regular parenting column for sheerluxe.com. Currently Editor of British Airways’ High Life magazine – which involves much more sending of other people to exotic destinations than going to exotic destinations herself – she lives in London with her family. I Give it a Year was a ‘Book to Watch for 2021’ in Grazia and reviewed in Prima, Heat, Womans Weekly, The Mirror and The Express.

Photograph/Robert Harper

Helen Whitaker @helbobwhitaker

Just posted a photo @ Walthamstow, United Kingdom https://www.instagram.com/p/Ciai-UyoX53/?igshid=YTgzYjQ4ZTY=

99p for The School Run on Kindle today.

This month's @GraziaUK book reviews, including excellent reads from Miki Berenyi, Kamila Shamsie, Kate Atkinson, Holly Bourne, Natalie Haynes and Andrew Sean Greer.

First physical proof of my wintry rom com. No cover reveal (yet!) but exciting to know Single in the Snow is going out into the world. The e-book is out on 17 Nov and the paperback on 29 Dec. Pre-order here:
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TWO @GraziaUK book pages this month - this time in their fab Lionesses issue. Starring Hernan Diaz, Maggie O'Farrell, Bobby Palmer, Diana Reid, Taylor Jenkins Reid and Florence Given.
@PublicityBooks @_FrancescaBanks @alicemaydewing @laurabrooke59

Amy is an excellent, thoughtful writer. Definitely one to subscribe to.

Very exciting to receive copies of the Polish version of The School Run today (the title translates as Whatever it Takes). If there's a library with a large Polish population in the UK, or the appetite for a giveaway of one of them, let me know as I've been sent 5 copies!

This is a great read about the women who built the grunge scene and how they have been overlooked


My summer read special is looking 🔥 in @GraziaUK this week. Twelve excellent books across fiction and non fiction to tote to your sun lounger (or patch of grass in the local park)! 🕶️🌞🏖️🍨

Whew, that's a big picture of me 🤣, but incredibly pleased to say I have signed a two book deal with @HodderBooks, with the 1st of my two festive rom-coms, Single in the Snow, coming out in November!

The consequences of today's decision will set women back decades, and as ever, it will hit those already struggling the most. Just horrendous.

My first book page for Grazia, featuring my picks for May: hot debuts, blistering non-fic, literary romance and smart speculative fiction. Hard work of the best kind to narrow it down to six!

Can someone please do a piece on the style on this season's My Brilliant Friend (@harrywalker1)? Because the 70s fashion in eps 5&6 is great! Elena's silk blouse of social mobility definitely rivals Sucession's Shiv's looks, and is she about to bring Deirdre Barlow specs back?!

Wrote about books to take you around the world for this month's The Club 'zine. I defy anyone to read Theatre for Dreamers and not immediately want to go to Hydra.

Cosy crime fans! My old Glamour mucker @MarkEccleston1 has written a book and it's a mere 99p on Kindle at the moment. Featuring the National Trust, sleuthing, and mark's excellent writing - I'm going in!

It's been an 'ordered 5kg of bananas rather than 5 bananas' sort of week, no? Or is that just me?

Son just told me his new year's resolution is to 'go to the Lego shop and buy some lego' (which we have already done and spent his Christmas money). This is the sort of attainable goal and completive energy we should all be carrying into 2022.

IGIAY starts on New Year's Eve so there's time to but or download and start reading along (I very much hope your own NYE is better than Iris's at the beginning of the book)