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Carmen Reid


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Carmen was born and brought up in a chilly and windy corner of Scotland in the depths of the countryside.

This may explain her lifelong phobia of cows and abiding interest in cities, department stores, books, the cinema and newspapers.

She is currently working on her eigth novel for grown-ups and her third novel for teenagers. Well, she likes to keep busy.

Carmen did once study English Literature at University College London, but, ignoring everything she’d learned, she spent most of her 20s working as a local, regional and then national newspaper reporter.

Knowing deep down that she was supposed to be an author not a journo, she left her day job to have a baby and write her first novel. (Hey, and just four sleepless, penniless years later it wa
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When families are… complicated!

I am often writing about families in my books – children, parents, sisters, grampas, aunties… the whole family scene. And because it’s all fictional and written for entertainment, these imaginary people are so much wittier, lovelier, kinder and more insightful, or on the other hand, so much more awful, melodramatic and dreadful than the family members that you have to deal with In Real Life.

In rea

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Published on July 10, 2022 06:28
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“Very sweetly, he always told her he loved her just the way she was. Although, honestly he had no idea. She shuddered to think what she would really look like if she stopped waxing, plucking, highlighting, manicuring, applying make-up and
dressing with care and concentration.”
Carmen Reid, How Not To Shop

“You have savings?" she was astonished.

As a woman who lived on the very extreme edges of her budget, whose credit card bills were a source of monthly concern, the idea of savings was just so alien. But then this was Ed, a different kind of person altogether.

"Why do I know nothing about your savings?" she'd asked.

"I wonder!" he'd answered with a smile. "Maybe because I don't want my savings to be translated into "really great investments" like Miu Miu shoes or Hermès handbags.”
Carmen Reid, How Not To Shop

“Been there, done that, never want to go there again.”
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