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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Dear Doctorate – Year 3, week ??

Dear Doctorate Diary I have no idea what week of the (academic) year it is any longer…all I know is that, despite everything, I am still doing my doctorate. Go me! I am halfway through my research and have begun writing thesis chapters. However, imposter syndrome plagues me on a …

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Lemon meringue cupcakes (gluten and dairy free)

Lemon Filling: 170g brown caster sugar 3 tbsp cornflour pinch of salt 200ml lemon juice 2 tbsp. lemon zest, loosely packed 100ml water   Cupcakes: 125g dairy free margarine (I use Pure or Vitalite) 125g brown caster sugar 125g self raising gluten free flour (I use Doves Farm) pinch of …

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My 2020 Reading List

Between January 1st 2020 – December 31st 2020 I will list the books I read, with the aim to have at least one title to go beside each letter of the alphabet.  You can see my reading list from previous years by clicking on the following links: 2013, 2014, 2015, …

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I am a registered midwifery lecturer and registered public health practitioner who writes for adults and children. I teach midwifery four days per week, and work as a freelance writer the rest of the week. My special interest is creating educational packages to be delivered using digital and mixed reality platforms. 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.