A moment that changed me: I lost my dream job – and found unexpected success

After 26 years as a local journalist, being made redundant was devastating. But then came a surprising opportunity

At noon on 29 April 2015, I was under the cathedral-like ceiling of the magnificent Waterstones building in Bradford, my phone ringing again and again.

I ignored it. I was a journalist for the city’s Telegraph & Argus, and was judging a children’s book review competition I had organised.

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