Freelance Media Group

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The Freelance Media Group began life over 20 years ago and is run voluntarily by Jane Bidder and Beverly Davies. We are a group of journalists, writers, artists and other media people who meet once a month, to enjoy a sandwich lunch, a speaker, and a chance to catch up on industry news.

Meetings are friendly and informal, and recent speakers have included writers Fay Weldon, Katharine Whitehorn and Martin Bell. We have also enjoyed talks from the publishers of How To Books, and commissioning editors from publications including Essentials and the Daily Telegraph, and publishers including Hodder and Random House.

The cost of lunch is £15 for members and £25 for non-members. Space is limited so booking is essential. Should you wish to join us please email Beverly Davies.

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Effortlessly engaging…a magical must!’ Heat

The #1 bestselling author returns for summer with Just for the Holidays!

Grab your sun hat, a cool glass of wine, and the only book you need on holiday… In theory, nothing could be better than a summer spent basking in the French sun. That is, until you add in three teenagers, two love interests, one divorcing couple, and a very unexpected pregnancy.

Admittedly, this isn’t exactly the relaxing holiday Leah Beaumont was hoping for – but it’s the one she’s got. With her sister Michele’s family falling apart at the seams, it’s up to Leah to pick up the pieces and try to hold them all together. But with a handsome helicopter pilot staying next door, Leah can’t help but think she might have a few distractions of her own to deal with…

A glorious summer read, for you to devour in one sitting - perfect for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashley.