My Books

Dee lives in the South of England in a home otherwise filled with males - husband, boys and pets -
she writes to escape the testosterone.

My Blog

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Jia Govinda

Hearing the song Jaya Govinda by Kula Shaker coming from the radio for the first time, I became quietly and overwhelmingly convinced that I had lost my mind in a spectacular though not unpleasant fashion. My brother’s name was Jia Govinda and I had recently returned from his memorial ceremony …

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Mug Cakes

This is my recipe for ‘foolproof’ (non exploding) lactose free and gluten free chocolate mug cake (which can also be made with normal milk and flour). Ingredients: 4 tbsp gluten free self raising flour (also works with flour containing gluten) 4 tbsp caster sugar 2 tbsp cocoa 1 egg (it …

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My 2015 A – Z Reading Challenge

Between January 1st 2015 – December 31st 2015 I will taking part in the Alphabet Soup Reading Challenge and listing the books I read, with the aim to have at least one title to go beside each letter of the alphabet. In 2014 I read 75 books and the first …

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I write for adults and children, am a patron of reading, as well as a registered midwifery lecturer teaching midwifery two days per week, and a registered public health practitioner, working two days per week for my local Public Health Department. At the age of 40, I was diagnosed with a form of autism called Asperger's syndrome, in addition to dyslexia and dyspraxia (which definitely explains a lot of things, including why I can't read a tube map)

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My books for children website

I have another website featuring my children's books under the name Dee Kirkby, as well as more information detailing my work with children. Please pay me a visit here.