Journalist. Novelist. Agony Aunt.
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Hi, I’m Hilary Freeman. I’m an experienced freelance journalist, novelist and agony aunt, as well as a frequent contributor to radio and TV programmes. I'm also a ghostwriter and associate lecturer, and a media consultant/trainer.

I’ve had seven novels published, including When I Was Me, Loving Danny and the Camden Town Tales series. I live in Camden Town, London, with my French partner and our daughter.

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News & media updates

My latest articles, TV appearances and general news about my work


8th February 2019

Channel 5 News

What's the value of the TV licence fee? I appeared on Channel 5 News with George Harrison, debating whether older people should have to pay for their licence fee. …

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13th January 2019

The Big Questions BBC1

I appeared as a guest on The Big Questions, BBC1's topical debate show, which came live from the Heartlands Academy in Birmingham and was presented by Nicky Campbell. The topics discussed were: Is i..…

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12th September 2018

Is Smacking Harmful to Children's Mental Health?

I appeared in a debate on ITV This Morning about whether we should ban smacking children. I argued with Rebecca Jane, who says she smacks her young children.   …

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30th August 2018

Society of Authors Grant

I'm delighted to announce that I have received a grant for my new novel, Night Man. I am one of the authors to have been selected by the Society of Authors to receive a grant for a work in progress..…

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21st June 2018

Channel 5 News

Should schools be able to ban pupils from using their phones? …

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