This week is very much back to reality. The summer feels as if it's on its way out, the long hot days replaced with cool, grey damp. I'm a little sad; but I enjoy the snugly, cosy-ness of autumn: hot chocolates, warm jumpers, curling up with a book. Okay so the last part I do all year round; but it feels different when it's dark outside, don't you think?
Claire Wade is the winner of the Good Housekeeping Novel Competition and author of The Choice. She was bed bound for six years with severe ME, trapped in a body that wouldn't do what she wanted. She now writes about women who want to break free from the constraints of their lives, a subject she's deeply familiar with.