Charlotte Philby is a writer at The Independent with a weekly column on motherhood in The Independent Magazine. She was shortlisted for the 2013 Cudlipp award for excellence in popular journalism for her undercover investigative work, and writes for various cultural magazines.
07 February 2014 12:00 AM
The use of Sweden in fiction as a bleak, dislocated backdrop for murder has become so ubiquitous in recent years, with the high-profile success of writers including Henning Mankell and Jo Nesbo, that its uninhabited sand-dunes and baron skies have been at risk of losing their chill. In his new book, The Farm, Tom Rob-Smith breathes new life into the landscape, transcending the traditional crime fiction genre with an intricately-knitted thriller steeped in mythology.
16 January 2014 12:35 PM
Of all the subjects for a thrilling tale of espionage, war and diplomacy, ping-pong seems an unlikely contender. All the more intriguing then is the story behind a détente between America and China in 1971, which occurred seemingly out of the blue after 22 years of hostility.
20 September 2013 04:00 PM
With so many baby products on the market, deciding what you need to buy to help look after your little one can be daunting. Charlotte Philby gives you some ideas
26 July 2013 04:57 PM
The Angel & Blue Pig, Lymington
26 June 2013 08:23 PM
Rates were higher than expected for both sexes in the north of England
26 June 2013 06:14 PM
After what feels like a lifetime of nail-biting anticipation – is it a he or isn’t it a he? Gemini or Cancer? Bugaboo or Maclaren? – the nation could soon let out a collective sigh of relief with reports suggesting that the royal baby might be here sooner than expected, with a recent helicopter dash back to Buckinghamshire from North Wales fuelling rumours that the real due date is actually earlier than speculators had imagined.
Wimbledon 2013: Maria Sharapova and Serena Williams' verbal volleys over tennis player topping the lust league - Grigor Dimitrov
24 June 2013 11:00 PM
The Bulgarian pin-up is at the centre of a Wimbledon love feud. Charlotte Philby finds out if he has anything to get off his chest
The Kate generation: A snapshot of British pregnancy... 'I'll be having an epidural. I'm not an earth mother'
23 June 2013 08:39 PM
The Duchess of Cambridge is far from alone in being about to give birth. Three women whose babies are due around the same time tell Charlotte Philby their stories
TUC 'austerity bus' visits struggling West Midlands towns as it tours country to highlight the impact of Coalition cuts on UK workers and families
21 June 2013 01:58 PM
Paul Mason has worked in the same factory in Cannock, Staffordshire, for 29 years. When he joined the business, which makes plastic parts for the automobile industry, it was the third biggest factory in town, employing around 500 people. Nearly three decades on, the number of staff has dropped to just 120.
20 June 2013 07:49 PM
I was already seated at a table in Woolwich McDonald’s when the stranger who had travelled to meet me, believing that in 10 minutes’ time we’d be going to a flat around the corner to have sex, walked through the door. As far as he knew, we were meeting in a public place so he could prove he “wasn’t an axe-murderer”, before going on to the SponsorAScholar “physical assessment”.
Rotherham child sex abuse scandal: Labour Home Office to be probed over what Tony Blair's government knew - and when
What do immigrants really think of Britain? Polish immigrant's Reddit post goes viral
Ashya King: Parents of five-year-old boy refused permission to visit him in hospital and denied bail at Spanish court
With Douglas Carswell joining Ukip, my party has taken another giant step forward
When elitism grips the top of British society to this extent, there is only one answer: abolish private schools
Ashya King: 'Cruel NHS has not given us the treatment we need', says father of five-year-old with brain tumour who fled to Spain
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