Natasha Holme

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Probably the most prolific diary writer in the history of the world, I have been obsessively recording my crushes on females since the age of fourteen. I currently clock up half a million words per year, but never let on to the woman I'm dating that I jot down everything she says and does.

I LOVED my all-girls public school. Apart from mercilessly hounding Miss Williams, with whom I fell in love at first sight at the age of twelve, I was a model pupil. In my early twenties I swapped my Latin homework for drug-taking and squatting.

Having sported an 'I LOVE MISS WILLIAMS' tattoo on my left wrist for eleven years, I finally tired of the inane questions it encouraged and got a cover-up in 1999.

I'm a list-writing geek and a drummer. I play
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Thank you so much for getting in touch and letting me know that you appreciate my book. The only other book that I have come across that looks…more
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Thank you so much for getting in touch and letting me know that you appreciate my book. The only other book that I have come across that looks at female pupils crushing on female teachers is the hilarious 1979 by Rhona Cameron, which is also a true story.
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Out now: Secret Diaries Past & Present

I have just published a new book—a Q&A collaboration with Helena Whitbread, author of The Secret Diaries of Miss Anne Lister. Anne was a wealthy lesbian diarist who lived two centuries before our time.

Helena and I investigate Anne’s and my obsession with keeping detailed encoded diaries about every aspects of our lives, including our lesbian sexuality. The book is illustrated with photogra...

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“. . . hell is wanting to be somewhere different from where you are. Being one place and wanting to be somewhere else . . . . Wanting life to be different from what it is. That's also called leaving without leaving. Dying before you die. It's as if there is a part of you that so rails against being shattered by love that you shatter yourself first. (p. 44)”
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Natasha (Diarist) Holme Excellent, Carol. Thanks for friending me back :-) I'll let you know when my book's next free (Amazon Kindle) promotion day is just on the off-chance that I might be fortunate enough to tempt you to give it a glance ...


A Voracious Reader (a.k.a. Carol) Hi, Natasha! Thanks for the Friend Invite. I may not be crazy about non-fiction or biographies, but I have been known to venture forth into those mostly unknown (to me) territories. lol In fact, I just reviewed my brother's book which hit the bottom 3 of my favorite genres list (non-fiction, history, biography). So all is not hopeless when it comes to me. :D


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