‘I turned a dating blog into a two-book deal’

In I was very honoured to be asked to blog for the magnificent and unparalleled Marieclaire. My blog started life as a journal of my experiences in the, er, challenging world of internet dating. Here are some of my favourite blogs you can click them to read in full :. My career as a burgeoning writer and dating loser was put in the spotlight by Channel 4 in July Love, Virtually was an acclaimed documentary that used me and my blog as an example of how horribly complicated it is to manage your love life in the age of the internet. Click here for more. Then I disappeared off on an irresponsible trip to South America and, rather surprisingly, met a boy.


Annie has a secret. But if she’s not going to tell, we won’t either. It’s a heart-breaking secret she wishes she didn’t have – yet Annie isn’t broken, not quite yet. Especially now there’s someone out there who seems determined to fix her.

At first, it was because I was blogging for Marie Claire about life and love, and I Not only would it have been unfair on the men I was dating, but it Man Who Didn’t Call with the intention of publishing it as Lucy Robinson.

She had previously worked in theatre and television and lives in Bristol, England. Interview by Swati Sharma. The novel is about Sally Howlett, a girl from a council estate in the Midlands, who has been born with a wonderful singing voice but without the confidence to use it. After a very unexpected summer of love and loss in New York she finally finds the courage to step into the limelight and sing. I used to play in London Medical Orchestra, where I used to sit next to a really awesome dude called Julian who was ten years younger and ten times wilder than I was.

He told me a story about something mad that had happened to him at a party. I put down my violin and ran off to find a piece of paper to scribble it all down because I knew it would make a brilliant opening scene for a novel. So for a while I had an opening scene and nothing else. Then I found myself thinking about opera one day – my great-grandparents were both singers – and I felt that I wanted to somehow bring opera into the book.

I am such a great lover of classical music, in any form. So, after that, there was a LOT of brainstorming, reading, research, months of failed ideas and re-writes and then, eventually, I arrived at the story as it is today.

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A wonderfully witty and gorgeously romantic story of facing your fears and falling in love, for fans of Sophie Kinsella, Marian Keyes and Rosie Walsh. Sally is an incredible singer, but nobody has ever heard her. The thought of singing in public fills her with dread. No longer able to hide in the shadows, Sally must return home to London to fulfil a promise she cannot break – to share her voice.

But just when she’s ready to start her new life, a beautiful man turns up on Sally’s doorstep with a sheepish smile and a mysterious hand-written message. We laughed, we cried, we fell in love’ Heat ‘You’ll be laughing one minute and crying the next; this book will stay with you’ Lucy Diamond.

The Greatest Love Story of All Time – Kindle edition by Robinson, Lucy. Learn more about Lucy and read her critically-acclaimed blog at ​uk with the use of internet dating, texting and social media (which gives her the​.

Did I like this book? Well, I cried all the way through it, and that is something not many books do to me. I was so enthralled and caught up in the story that I forgot that I dislike the slushiness of Her novels are laugh-out-loud hilarious, deeply moving and beautifully romantic. Prior to writing Lucy worked in theatre production and then factual television, working on documentaries for all of the UK’s major broadcasters.

Her writing career began when she started a blog for Marie Claire about her doomed attempts at internet dating. Lucy was brought up in Gloucestershire UK. She studied at Birmingham University and lived in London for many years before disappearing off to South America to write her first two novels. Lucy now lives in Bristol with her partner, The Man. Labirint Ozon. The Unfinished Symphony of You and Me. Lucy Robinson.


I’m beyond delighted to announce that my next book has been acquired by the brilliant Sam Humphreys at Mantle , an imprint of Pan MacMillan. Another book will follow, probably in From the moment I first sat down with Sam, I knew I wanted her to publish this novel. She understood and connected with its emotional core in exactly the same way that I do, and her plans for its arrival into the world – not to mention the energy and enthusiasm of her team – were very exciting.

Lucy Robinson is the author of The Greatest Love Story of All Time, Lucy worked in theatre and then television documentaries before starting a blog for Marie Claire about her laughably unsuccessful foray into the world of online dating.

Her writing career began when she started a dating blog for marieclaire. Lucy was brought up in Gloucestershire surrounded by various stupid animals. Lucy now lives with him in South London. She is writing her next novel while working on various television projects and plotting a return to academia. But something has gone wrong. Very wrong. In her quest to figure out, why her life has suddenly gone down the pan, Fran comes up with a fail safe plan: Live like a badger, stalk a stranger called Nellie and cancel her beloved Gin Thursdays in favour of drinking gin every night.

How could eight dates possibly make her feel better? A missives looking cat sits on the back of the sofa watching his train wreck of an owner. Lucy Robinson is a new author to me, and I kind of knew I would like her work especially after reading the blurb. Fran, has just had her heart-broken on no other night than her 30th birthday by Michael; who she thought was about to pop the question.

Fran reluctantly agrees, if only to get her friends off her back. In the mist of all the dates Fran has a growing suspicion that Michael is with another woman; which drives her to great lengths to find out who she is?

Gay men and the Left in post-war Britain

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Recommend to librarian. Buy Rights to this title. Request a Review or Inspection Copy. Available in paperback for the first time, his book demonstrates how the personal became political in post-war Britain, and argues that attention to gay activism can help us to fundamentally rethink the nature of post-war politics. While the Left were fighting among themselves and the reformists were struggling with the limits of law reform, gay men started organising for themselves, first individually within existing organisations and later rejecting formal political structures altogether.

Culture, performance and identity took over from economics and class struggle, as gay men worked to change the world through the politics of sexuality.

Book Review On: The Greatest Love Story of All Time… by Lucy Robinson

No catches, no fine print just unadulterated book loving, with your favourite books saved to your own digital bookshelf. Christopher de Vinck. Lucy worked in theatre and then television documentaries before starting a blog for Marie Claire about her laughably unsuccessful foray into the world of online dating. She did not meet a man during this time but she did become a novelist: every cloud has a silver lining.

She now lives in Bristol with her partner, The Man, whom she met when she took off to Buenos Aires to become a bohemian writer in

wiki software. Find out more in this blog post. Married to Lucy Robinson. Suggested For He began dating Annalise Hartman. Their romance 25 years away. He rekindled his romance with Lucy Robinson and they married shortly after.

Alta Socio. Annie has a secret. But if she’s not going to tell, we won’t either. It’s a heart-breaking secret she wishes she didn’t have – yet Annie isn’t broken, not quite yet. Especially now there’s someone out there who seems determined to fix her. Kate has run away. But she’s not going to tell us why – that would defeat the point of running, wouldn’t it?

It’s proving difficult to reinvent herself, however, with one person always on her mind. Scratch beneath the surface and nobody is really who they seem.

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W hen Fran’s boyfriend, Michael, decides he wants a three-month “break” from their relationship, her mad group of friends and mutinous cat Duke Ellington come to the rescue. Rather than allowing her to wallow in self-pity, they bully her into joining a dating website. Thus begins Lucy Robinson’s The Greatest Love Story of All Time — a witty, sometimes appalling, but always resonant portrayal of the world of internet dating and the strange things that women get up to when they think no one is looking.

So was Fran, who happens to be a journalist, modelled on Carrie Bradshaw? Instead, she points out, her main inspiration was her own experience: her popular Marie Claire blog about internet dating, which she started in , and which brought her to the attention of publishers. Robinson, who describes writing the novel as “the weirdest experience; I would often just watch my hands”, has already finished book two and a third is in the planning stages.

Lucy Robinson is the author of The Greatest Love Story of All Time, A Passionate before starting a blog for Marie Claire about her laughably unsuccessful foray into the Author: Lucy Robinson Format: Paperback Release Date: 09/04/

Which, as any writer will tell you, is a win. The wait is over! Discover new books on Goodreads. Sign in with Facebook Sign in options. Join Goodreads. Laura Rash. Lucy Robinson Goodreads Author. Romance , Humor , Chick Lit. Has appeared. Combine Editions. Lucy Robinson Average rating: 3. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read.

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She’s somehow bagged herself a Very Posh Job and her outlandishly handsome and talented boyfriend Michael is taking her to the Ritz, with something that looks suspiciously like a ring box in his pocket. But by the end of the evening Fran is sobbing in bed with a bottle of cheap brandy and one of Michael’s old socks. But then her friends come up with a plan, and so begins the greatest love story of all time. Fans of Sophie Kinsella, Rosie Walsh and Mhairi McFarlane will love this heartwarming, romantic and funny novel filled with twists and turns.

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Mike Gayle , author of nine best-selling books started his writing career at teenage magazines for girls, and even worked as an Agony Uncle for Just Seventeen and Bliss. Lucy Robinson has two published books and is working on a third. She began her career as an author after her hilarious dating blog for Marie Claire was noticed by publishers in I caught up with Mike and Lucy before they took to the stage. Where else does he get his inspiration from? The audience had plenty of questions for these two talented writers and there were obviously some budding authors in attendance.

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