Freelance Media Group

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The Freelance Media Group began life over 20 years ago and is run voluntarily by Jane Bidder and Beverly Davies. We are a group of journalists, writers, artists and other media people who meet once a month, to enjoy a sandwich lunch, a speaker, and a chance to catch up on industry news.

Meetings are friendly and informal, and recent speakers have included writers Fay Weldon, Katharine Whitehorn and Martin Bell. We have also enjoyed talks from the publishers of How To Books, and commissioning editors from publications including Essentials and the Daily Telegraph, and publishers including Hodder and Random House.

The cost of lunch is £15 for members and £25 for non-members. Space is limited so booking is essential. Should you wish to join us please email Beverly Davies.

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Members’ news

The Christmas Promise

For Ava Bliss, it’s going to be a Christmas to remember … On a snowy December evening, Sam Jermyn steps into the life of bespoke hat maker Ava Blissham. Sparks fly, and not necessarily good ones. Times are tough for Ava - she’s struggling to make ends meet, her ex-boyfriend is a bully, and worst of all, it’s nearly Christmas. So when Sam commissions Ava to make a hat for someone special, she makes a promise that will change her life. She just doesn’t know it yet …

Curl up with this gorgeous, festive read - the perfect treat for fans of Katie Fforde, Carole Matthews and Trisha Ashely.

“I love all of Sue Moorcroft’s books!” - Katie Fforde.