I spent my teenage years thinking I was a middle class 18th century woman. I kept really awful diaries and would wander around bookshops reading poetry and sniffing new books. I always loved the feeling of owning a brand new book that no one else had read. I ended up studying speech therapy at university and have worked with words in a very different way for the past 6 years. Having come across JULA by chance I am now inadvertently embarking on a new career in the literary world under the wing of Jo Unwin, reading clients’ work and helping out in the office. It is all very exciting, particularly as she lets me sniff as many new books as I like!