Caroline Smailes


Novelist, editor, book lover. Ridiculously good at Battleship. Fond of cake, Christmas and roller-skates with stoppers.

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A new Smurf for my collection:

#newbook I've been wanting to read this one for a long time:

Daughter has baked in time for the #GBBOfinal and I'm going to eat a million slices. Also #TeamLuis for the WIN:

Tradition dictates a new Smurf for a book-related deal. I signed a film option last Friday. Here's my Smurf:

Loved spending time with and today.

I'm in a train and off to London. I have all my journey essentials:

Professional and utterly serious footwear is being worn while I address important matters today:

Ready for #GBBO - red velvet with vanilla icing and a huge mug of tea. This implies I'm only going to have one slice:

Book to curl up in front of a fire with? Finished this glorious book of festive joy & tradition yesterday #bookadayuk

My office-colleague for October is a glorious redhead. How utterly perfect:

It's official, I am staff (and have just been telling my students about the wonderful ):

My morning (and yes, I'm a cliche):

To clarify, Mr Hemingway and FluffyBum (taken in June):

Liverpool Lime Street, darling x

Second cake of the day, but now I'm writing so that's bound to burn all the calories:

Thrilled and honoured to talk a tiny amount about my imaginary bookshop in this beauty by -


Tonight's all about making a decision. I know already, if I'm honest, but:

I have joined Instagram. Apparently it's rather popular with you youngsters. I'm caroline_smailes, do say hello.

Daughter is playing Sims. I'm in there, a writer's assistant who is secretly writing a book called 'Pat the Badger':