Gillian Harvey

Gillian Harvey

Freelance Writer

BA (Hons) English

Gillian is a freelance writer and columnist for a variety of national newspapers and magazines. 

After graduating in 2000 with a BA (Hons) in English Language and Literature from Anglia Ruskin University in Cambridge, Gillian trained as a secondary school teacher. 

She went on to lead an English department at a middle school in Bedfordshire, before moving to France with her husband, Ray, in 2009. 

She now writes regularly for a range of UK publications. Her first novel 'Everything is Fine' was released by Orion in May 2020 and her second 'Perfect on Paper' in May 2021.

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Recent articles

First period - supporting your child when they start menstruation
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First period - supporting your child when they start menstruation Feature

Getting your first period is an important developmental milestone. However, although it is a healthy and natural part of growing up, it can come with symptoms and …

What are the pros and cons of taking supplements?
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What are the pros and cons of taking supplements? Feature

Anyone browsing the health aisles at the supermarket, checking out shelves in the health food shop or scrolling through internet outlets in the hope of improving their …

Best foods for a happy gut - and why you need them now
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Best foods for a happy gut - and why you need them now Feature

Our guts are amazing. Most of us don't spend much time thinking about this important organ yet good gut function is crucial for maintaining optimum health. Recent …

Can you 'catch a chill'? Winter myths and expert advice
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Can you 'catch a chill'? Winter myths and expert advice Feature

It may be a memory of our mum telling us we'll 'catch our death' if we venture outside without a coat. Perhaps a well-meaning relative has advised us to choke down …

How to get your child the right support at school
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How to get your child the right support at school Feature

Many pupils will need extra help or reassurance at times, particularly during their first term somewhere new. And some may require additional emotional or physical …

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