Working Mum

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Occupation Publisher
Location London, United Kingdom
Introduction I'm a working mum of three. That statement in itself is already loaded. Being a mum should be regarded as a job in and of itself, of course... but that phrase is always used to desribe someone who (possibly quite madly) undertakes paid work as well as the unpaid / highly versatile sort that comes under the general banner of 'mothering'. That's what I do. In the professional world I'm a publisher. Currently I am head of digital publishing for a major UK trade publishing house. That means working out how we old publishing dinos can bring ourselves into the 21st century with more aplomb than the music industry did. In my personal world my No. 1 role is as Mum to my three children, Eden (6), Nathan (3) and Ava (18 months). They are my world. I am married to a gorgeous old hippy called Paul, a man who distinguishes himself by refusing to conform to ... well anything really, by being almost entirely devoid of pomposity (unusual for a man) and by being possessed of a quite uniquely idealistic world view. I am outgoing (I talk too much and probably too loudly), sociable (I have an umanageable number of friends), a great organiser (control freak) and a terrible housewife.
Interests Books, writing, parenting issues, fashion, theatre, cinema, travel, gardening, my kids!
Favorite Movies Get Shorty, Trainspotting, Star Wars
Favorite Music Pretty much anything by U2. I also like (in no particular order) Snow Patrol, Kaiser Chiefs, Muse, Fountains of Wayne, Coldplay, Scissor Sisters, Feeder and The Red Hot Chilli Peppers. I have been known to croon along to Joni Mitchell and even Elton John when drunk....
Favorite Books Possession by A.S. Byatt, Enduring Love by Ian McEwan, Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen, Beloved by Toni Morrisson, The Sea The Sea by Iris Murdoch, An Equal Music by Vikram Seth, White Teeth by Zadie Smith, The Kite Runner by Kalem Hossein, The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy, You Remind Me of Me by Dan Chaon, The Secret History by Donna Tartt, Perfume by Patrick Suskind, The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold, err, need I go on?