Justine Brooks

Justine Brooks

Justine lives in beautiful north Leeds with her 12-year-old daughter and a lurcher called Lionel. She runs a PR and marketing agency and is writing a novel.


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Sleepless in Chapel Allerton

On World Sleep Day, Justine Brooks tells us how she's learned to live with perhaps the most frustrating bedfellow of all: insomnia.
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Eat Here, Love: Ira B’s

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.
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Kids on social media

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.
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“I’ve tried to remain faithful, but this is a piece of theatre, not a pale imitation”

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.
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Bust a move

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.
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Living with dementia

Five years ago, Justine Brooks’ mum was diagnosed with vascular dementia. As Justine has discovered, it’s a disease that moves the goalposts.
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Let’s stop making a fuss about fussy eating

Justine Brooks was a picky eater and so was her daughter. And forcing them to try things they didn't want achieved nothing.
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My best friend

Ahead of National Friendship Day on Sunday, Justine Brooks tells us why river deep, mountain high, separate continents be damned – some mates are forever. Wherever they are.
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Why I ❤️ Studio Ghibli

It’s 30 years since Castle in the Sky, the first of Hayao Miyazaki’s animated tales for Studio Ghibli, was released. Justine Brooks says a heartfelt thanks for the magic.
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Midsummer madness

Justine Brooks bloody loves a solstice. On Midsummer’s Day, she tells us why.