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Emma Hartley

Co-founder of 24hourlondon and writer

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24hourlondon is for when you're out, it's late and you don't want to go home. It locates you and tells you what's open late nearby: bars, restaurants, pubs and clubs after 11pm. Now with offers all day and a ping when there's an offer nearby


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Tortoise, 30/9/2020
The Egg Race

Money is flowing in the world of IVF and fertility clinics. But where are the investors going?


HRT productsProspect, 3/3/20

Why do so many teenage girls want to change gender?

In the last 10 years, there has been an extraordinary increase in teenagers seeking to transition from female to male. What's behind it — and has the NHS been too quick to find a solution?


HRT productsDaily Mail, 10/02/20 
Internet chemists cashing in on UK HRT crisis

Exclusive: desperate women charged up to four times NHS price for HRT, the daily Mail can reveal. Doctors accused some chemists of cashing in on the nationwide shortage of the menopause treatment.


HRT productsTortoise media, 28/11/19

Solving the Great HRT mystery

A shortage of menopause drugs has affected hundreds of thousands of UK women. But what caused the sudden drought – global forces, disaster capitalism, or sheer British incompetence?


Black Lion, KilburnThe Sunday Times, 04/08/19

The End of the Menopause

A pioneering clinic in Birmingham is offering women the possibility of postponing menopause and averting its associated health risks — but it comes at a price, says Emma Hartley





david hasselhoff ned the cold war?'Did David Hasselhoff End the Cold War? 50 Facts You Need to Know - Europe'

This book includes attention grabbing facts and punchy popular analysis. It is a sequel to the bestselling '50 Facts that Should Change the World'. It includes facts such as: there are half a million machine guns in Swiss homes; without Islam Europe would not exist; Europeans are genetically modified to consume more alcohol than the rest of the world; Santa Claus lives in Greenland and he is broke; and Snails are fish according to the EU. This is a sometimes shocking, often surprising, and always enjoyable, guide to the Europe you thought you knew.

'In 50 light essays, Hartley puts the anomalous and absurd facts about Europe into context' - The Times
'With 50 facts ranging from the absurd to the essential, Emma Hartley sets out to prove that Europe is a fascinating place.' - Metro
'Hartley reignites the debate about the countries in Europe, focusing on the quirks that genuinely interest us, and the commonalities that unite us. She pulls it off with aplomb.' - Independent on Sunday
'Journalist Emma Hartley has put together a wonderful portrait of contemporary Europe. For Europhiles and Europhobes alike, this is a fascinating collection of extraordinary interest.' - Good Book Guide


See also


The Glamour Cave blog

A 2010-16 blog about folk music. To be returned to at some point, time allowing.


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