Win afternoon tea with Dawn O’Porter


This May, we are taking a trip down memory lane and revisiting our teenage years, with journalist and TV presenter, Dawn O’Porter’s first novel Paper Aeroplanes. We’ve already reminisced over our favourite 90s treats (in tuck shop form below at the launch party) and pretty soon we’re all going to be sharing stories of first crushes and getting our first periods… (really…)

Tuck Shop

Can you tell we’re excited?

But anyway, for the more classy lot of you out there, we thought we’d bring things up to date and feed our excitement with a little pre-order competition. You, and a friend, could be acting all sophisticated over afternoon tea with Dawn O’Porter at the Fashionista Tea at the Berkeley Hotel in London – ooh fancy…All you need to do is pre-order the book before April 21st and tell us you have done to be entered.

Find out more by visiting the below site:

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And if you need convincing about Paper Aeroplanes, hear about the book from our publisher Emily below:

All the things I loved about Dawn’s column, about her documentaries, about her, were there – in what came to be entitled PAPER AEROPLANES – the story of a friendship.

Dawn doesn’t flinch from describing the horrors of having your period round at someone’s else house when you’re fifteen; the freakish body hair that you’re convinced is yours, and yours alone; your excruciating dysfunctional family; the strange and contradictory mass of feelings you have at all times; the curiosity, yet wariness of boys (and of sex in general); the hideous misery of falling out with your best friend; the knowledge that though your life stretches out, tantalisingly, before you, you have absolutely no clue what to do with it.

PAPER AEROPLANES is every teenage girl’s experience. You will read it and weep, and then you will laugh, and then you might weep some more.

And we, are off to think again about Wham Bars, Wotsits and Fredos. Good luck with the competition!


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