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

PSA for people who live in or around Walthamstow - keep December 4th free. East 17 are performing local and national anthem Stay Another Day outside the town hall 🥔😊

Tis the season to start Christmas shopping! An early festive reminder that one (or both!) of my books make great Christmas presents (pair them with chocolate Santas for max effect) 🎅📚

They'd be better off turning this into a TV series, concentrating on the victims and the journalists who fought for the victims to be heard, rather than making one about Savile himself. MacKean sounds like a formidable woman.

Karen wrote this piece for High Life and it has been selected as part of this brilliant looking travel writing anthology out next year. Great cover too 👌

Last day of 99p for this guy. Get it before it goes (back up in price)

A mere three days left to get this bad boy for 99p on kindle (also thank you to all the lovely reviewers!) ❤️📚
Link for ease here ⬇️

The charity my husband works for engages young people with politics so they can learn about why they are vital to the political process and democracy. They facilitate surgeries with politicians in school. If you want to find out more, read on ⬇️

I Give it a Year is a download-tastic 99p on Kindle this month if you want to give it a whirl! (You can get it in paperback too if you want to collect both covers!)

I Give it a Year is only 99p on Kindle - not sure if that's just for today so download it now while it's cheaper than chips (and just in time for the new school year!)


The new issue of High Life is winging its way out to Gold Exec Club members today and deep dives into the luxury travel trends that will inform our next adventures 🏖️⛷️⛴️✈️🌍

The charity my husband works for, which engages young people in politics, is hiring for an entry level job so check out the below ad if it's a field you'd love to get into ⏬

Freedom Day hugely overshadowed in our house by a) carrying on as before and b) it being 'you can now book your activities at center parcs' day. Wrung out by 7.30am and the slowest website in the world as to whether or not we'd get in to the treetop adventure!

Marina Hyde is on the money as usual

Creeping up to 300 reviews if anyone would like to help me get there. Plus, it's a great beach read, even if I do say so myself, if you're in the market for a new read!

5-year-old discovered Bluey this week. We are bang on the curve it seems

Time for a new BOOK GIVEAWAY! 📚

Up for grabs is all SIX of these wonderful Sarah Moss reissues, beautifully designed by @danmog.

Simply LIKE and RETWEET this post to enter – check the replies for full terms and conditions. Closes at midday on Wednesday 2nd June.

Look what's 99p on Kindle again book lovers! See how Iris and Adam's year was going by May (😬) https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B085WMHY65/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_apa_glt_PCDS63K7VRG2177GMPCK

The paperback of IGIAY has dropped to £5.95 on Amazon today should anyone be looking to buy!

I always think if a proof copy of a book arrives and it has gold foil on the cover, the publisher is confident it will be a success.

Still time to nab a copy of I Give it a Year ⏬