Apr 24, 2017
Justine Brooks chatted with the amazing, barrier-busting Josephine Reynolds about Fire Woman, her book detailing her life as Britain’s first female firefighter.
Apr 11, 2017
After a snap poll of Standard Issue staffers, we came to the conclusion everyone has a signature dish they’re willing to brag about. When it comes to pearl barley salad, Justine Brooks reckons everyone else can take a seat.
Apr 06, 2017
Pink, pink and more pink. High heels for babies. Slogans that make you want to gouge your eyes out with a spoon. Justine Brooks gives the silly frills of girls’ clothes a dressing down.
Mar 17, 2017
On World Sleep Day, Justine Brooks tells us how she's learned to live with perhaps the most frustrating bedfellow of all: insomnia.
Mar 07, 2017
In our continuing series saluting the loveliness of places where we love to scoff when we’re out of the house, Justine Brooks introduces her favourite.
Mar 02, 2017
In January, Leicestershire police released the short film Kayleigh’s Love Story, the horrific true story of a child groomed online. Many youngsters have since come forward with similar experiences. And yet social media is part of their world. Justine Brooks talks teens and the internet.
Feb 22, 2017
For the first time, Elena Ferrante’s Neapolitan Quartet of novels is being brought to the stage. Justine Brooks hears how April De Angelis has adapted the intense saga about a lifelong friendship between two women into a two-part play, My Brilliant Friend.
Feb 06, 2017
Justine Brooks has moved house about 30 times in her life (so far). It means she’s become a bit of an expert. She shares some tips.
Jan 20, 2017
Five years ago, Justine Brooks’ mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia. As Justine has discovered, it’s a disease that moves the goalposts.
Oct 26, 2016
Justine Brooks was a picky eater and so was her daughter. And forcing them to try things they didn't want achieved nothing.