Rowan Whiteside

Rowan Whiteside

Rowan Whiteside is a writer, reader, and consummate gin-drinker. She is never without a book and sheds to-do-lists wherever she goes. Like everyone else, she is currently working on her first novel.


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Self-care is not a dirty word

Or rather, it’s not two hyphenated dirty words, says Rowan Whiteside.
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The goddamn wonder of whales

Humpbacks are massing in unprecedented numbers off the coast of South Africa. Whatever they're up to, Rowan Whiteside knows it'll be awesome.
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Why I ❤️ The Grinch

In the run-up to the big tinselly bang, our writers check out some celluloid classics. Rowan Whiteside would like you to stick most of your Christmas faff, but she’ll keep the heartwarming humanity of The Grinch.
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Why I ❤️ Margaret Atwood

From future dystopias to retelling ancient myths, Atwood’s sharp, political and undeniably feminist writing reflects the preoccupations of our age, says Rowan Whiteside.
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Pretty maids all in a row

It’s 50 years since Jacqueline Susann invented the bonkbuster with Valley of the Dolls. Rowan Whiteside applauds her.
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Brave new reads

A book club that expands your social and political awareness? Rowan Whiteside’s got her reading glasses on.
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Why I ❤️ Georgette Heyer

Dashing blades, handsome rakes, feisty heroines, impeccable historical detail, declarations of love, fantastic slang, wit and wry: Georgette Heyer’s Regency romances truly have it all, says Rowan Whiteside.
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Atonement

Ever wanted to apologise for something but don’t know where to start? In a regular series where our writers atone for their past sins, Rowan Whiteside has a brush with death.
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Uninvited

What’s the point of social networks if not to use them for being unsociable? Rowan Whiteside calls time on uninvited guests.
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A cup full of blood

There’s a better way to bleed, says Mooncup evangelist Rowan Whiteside.