Rae Earl

Rae Earl

Rae Earl is the writer of 'My Mad Fat Diary' and the 'OMG!' Hattie Moore series. She has never, despite three decades of trying, taught a cat to show jump. @RaeEarl


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Mother Christmas

Rae Earl’s mum has come to visit for three months. And you know what? She’s bloody delighted.
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You don’t appreciate your vote ’til it’s gone

Not having a vote in her adopted country – Australia – has reminded Rae Earl of the importance of having your say.
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Rated or Dated: International Velvet

Standard Issue writers revisit an album/film/book/TV series to see if it’s stood the test of time. This week, Rae Earl canters through the notoriously sudsy sequel to 1944 horse epic National Velvet.
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The Shock of The Old

Ever wondered what became of the singer from thingummy or that bloke off that thing? Google long-forgotten celebrities at your peril, warns Rae Earl.
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The return of a comedy pioneer

After almost three decades in the US, Tracey Ullman is making a comedy series for the BBC. Excited? You bloody should be, says Rae Earl.
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Introducing My Little One To…Ivor the Engine

Our writers are (lovingly) foisting pop-culture favourites on their unsuspecting nippers. This week, Rae Earl and her five-year-old son choo-choo off to a world of gentle Welshmen and lonely trains.
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Public Gransport

When it comes to advice about life, men and cold sores on buses and trains, Rae Earl is in praise of older women.