The absolute best thing about being on Britain's Brightest is how many old friends that have got in touch as a result. I've had people tweet me, text me and email me. My parents are talking about it with my friends' parents. Ex-colleagues, school friends and networking contacts have got in touch to wish me luck.
But my favourite email came from a novelist friend of mine. It was so good that I have (with her kind permission) reproduced it below. If you like it as much as I do, let me know and I'll recommend some of her books for you to read :)
So there I was struggling with a horrid cold bug (arguably the worst in history) convinced that the new book I am just beginning really will be the one I never get to the end of, fed up with the weather, with the builders running all over my property right now and with the world in general when Amanda suggested we watch some new quiz show on TV.
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