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Heather Child

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Heather Child's two novels EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU and THE UNDOING OF ARLO KNOTT are published by Orbit (Little, Brown).

Heather lives in Bristol, UK. Alongside writing she has had an eclectic career in charity marketing and communications, and currently works in sustainability.

You can find out more about her novels, including discussion questions for book clubs, at www.heather-child.co.uk or follow her on Twitter at @Heatherika1
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Everything About You

3.17 avg rating — 296 ratings — published 2018 — 7 editions
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The Undoing of Arlo Knott

3.67 avg rating — 135 ratings — published 2019 — 2 editions
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Lockdown lonesomeness, hope and isolation

I’m sure many writers have found that during lockdown they are pulled two ways.





On the one hand, there is no FOMO to stop you writing, because nothing is going on anyway. Everyone in the world is having to hunker down at home, as you do normally. Surely you were born to ride out this pandemic, at double your normal rate of productivity… or so goes the theory.





On the other hand, there is too much cr

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