Alumni Authors - January 2017

Here’s a round-up of the latest books published by Exeter alumni writers. If you studied at Exeter and you’ve recently published a book let us know by emailing alumni@exeter.ac.uk with a synopsis of the book, an image and your biography and we will feature it in Alumni Authors

Leap Year: How to make big decisions, be more resilient and change your life for good by Helen Russell

Having spent the last few years in Denmark uncovering the secrets of the happiest country in the world, Helen Russell knows it’s time to move back to the UK.

She thinks. Maybe. Or maybe that’s a terrible idea?

Like many of us, she suffers from chronic indecision and a fear of change. So she decides to give herself a year for an experiment: to overhaul every area of her life, learn how to embrace change, and become a lean, mean decision-making machine.

From how to cope with changing work lives and evolving relationships, to how we feel about our bodies, money and well-being, Helen investigates the benefits of new beginnings, the secrets of decisive people and what makes changes last – and uncovers the practical life lessons we can all use thrive when change is afoot – and inject some freshness and magic if it’s not.

Helen Russell (English Studies, 2001) is a British journalist and bestselling author of The Year of Living Danishly.

Formerly the editor of MarieClaire.co.uk, she now lives in Denmark and works as a Scandinavia correspondent for the Guardian, as well as writing a column on Denmark for the Telegraph and features for The Times, The Observer, Stylist, Metro, Grazia, The Wall Street Journal and The Independent.

Her latest book is available to purchase here