Sarah Tucker - Author

About the Author

Sarah Tucker is an award-winning travel journalist and broadcaster. She was a presenter on the BBC1 Holiday programme and has worked as a travel correspondent for Classic FM, Sky News and Jazz FM. More recently, she anchored I Want That House Revisited on ITV1.

 

 

She regularly contributes to women`s magazines, The Sunday Times Travel Magazine and The Guardian. She`s also the author of several bestselling books on travelling with children.

 

 

The Last Year of Being Single is her intensely honest, wickedly funny and sexy debut novel. Sarah is a single mum and divides her time between Richmond, UK, and France.

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Playground Mafia

Playground Mafia

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: eBook Release Date: 19/07/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of The Playground Mafia by Sarah Tucker, read by Julie Teal.Meet Caroline Gray: divorcee and newly-single mother. Firmly closing the door on her acrimonious divorce, Caroline and son Ben have moved to trendy Frencham where they join Caroline's long-time best friends, Heather and Eva. Settling into their new life is easy, but nothing has prepared Caroline for the demands of motherhood at The Sycamore, the school the trio's beloved offspring attend. Forget classroom bullies, forget trips to the head's office, this is full-scale adult playground politics. This is battle with the mothers who won't take no for an answer -- the Playground Mafia.Amidst the four-wheel drives, Ben's complicated afterschool play-date schedule and her friends' perilous extra-marital affairs, Caroline tries to keep a low and very single profile. But it's not long before she too finds herself under the mafia's scandal-radar, and her life takes an unexpected turn ...

The Battle for Big School

The Battle for Big School

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/12/2016

There are 50 places at The Oaks, the best grammar school in Letchbury, and 1,000 children applying. Competition is fierce and parents are prepared to do anything and everything to get their child one of the coveted spaces. Close friends Lily, Julie, Karen and house husband Paul aren't overly concerned. After all, aren't their children bright and sociable enough? But they're quickly shaken out of their complacency when enrolment time approaches and turns out to be little more than a rigged lottery, where only the most ruthless hold the cards. Marriages and friendships crumble under the pressure, fake addresses are abound and tutors rates soar. As measures get more and more extreme, the four quickly rally their troops and throw themselves into the battle for big school. Initially wary to be in competition with each other, they realise that the only way of out-smarting the rest of the pack is by coming up with a plan. Because getting their kids into The Oaks will demand determination and strategy akin to Mission Impossible ...

The A to Zen of Yoga

The A to Zen of Yoga

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 11/05/2015

MUST HAVE BOOK FOR ANY EMOTIONAL HIGH FLYER ON LIFE'S JOURNEY THE A TO ZEN OF YOGA focuses on how yoga rids you of emotional baggage. Sarah Tucker, author and broadcaster, first started yoga to rid herself of jet lag, but increasingly found specific yoga postures dealt with a multitude of sins and issues - from heart break, to loneliness, anxiety to anger management, impatience, irritability as well as greed, vanity and even jealousy. Helen Lederer, actress and novelist Imagine the scene - me cranky worried woman unable to bend down or open up. She- one bright star and sparkle in the form of Sarah Tucker Yoga nanny. Within five minutes I was on the floor - chest open and sinking into a bollard of foam (because she told me to). She is that kind of gym teacher I always wanted but never had. Sarah has spirituality and SO MUCH more. I could have rolled around all day. In one short hour I upped my fading self-belief and ignited a sense of hope in the future -more tangibly I could also touch my toes, downward dog it quite a lot and much more. This yoga lady sings...

The A to Zen of Travel

The A to Zen of Travel

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/07/2014

DO HOLIDAYS FILL YOU WITH DREAD Where do you go if you want to THINK, RELAX, BREATH AND FIND YOURSELF AGAIN. And, just as important, where should you avoid? This book explores which climates and cultures are therapeutic for loneliness, anxiety, depression, lack of focus, anger management. Where feeds your soul. Established travel writer, author and broadcaster Sarah Tucker has spent twenty years researching those journeys and holidays which dramatically change the way we feel and think about ourselves - in a positive and negative way. The sun, sand and sea holiday most of us choose is not always best for our emotional well being, and one person's perfect break can be another's nightmare. THE A TO ZEN OF TRAVEL looks at the types of journeys that rid us of emotional baggage and those which add to it. Now training as a psychologist, Sarah has teamed up with Professor Edward de Bono to produce a seminal book which will change the way we choose and think about travel, for pleasure, for business, for life. You will never choose your holiday the same way again. This is a remarkable, innovative book which will not only change the way you travel but the way you think about yourself. Professor Edward de Bono

The Control Freak Chronicles

The Control Freak Chronicles

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 18/06/2009

At forty-four, Helena Treadwell thought she had everything sorted. After divorcing her control freak ex, Leonard Wallis, she and her nine-year-old son, Freddie, relocated to her home town of Castleford. She's made a happy home for them and has a successful career as a radio presenter. Finally she feels she's clawing back the control and confidence she lost to Leonard. But life is never simple for long ... Helena unexpectedly loses her job and Leonard announces that not only does he want Freddie to attend a private boarding school, he's also decided to move to Castleford to set up home with 'the other woman'. Suddenly Helena's losing control again, as her past comes back to unravel her future.

The Brier and Myrtle; Or, Heathenism and Christianity

The Brier and Myrtle; Or, Heathenism and Christianity

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2008

The Brier and Myrtle; Or, Heathenism and Christianity

The Brier and Myrtle; Or, Heathenism and Christianity

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/08/2008

The Brier and Myrtle; Or, Heathenism and Christianity

The Brier and Myrtle; Or, Heathenism and Christianity

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

The Brier and Myrtle; Or, Heathenism and Christianity

The Brier and Myrtle; Or, Heathenism and Christianity

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: Hardback Release Date: 20/08/2008

School's Out You Don't Know Who Your Friends Are Until You Go On Holiday With Them

School's Out You Don't Know Who Your Friends Are Until You Go On Holiday With Them

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/07/2008

In school playgrounds across the country parents huddle in worried packs, desperately putting together their final plans to survive the summer weeks of mayhem - school is officially out! For once, Amanda has a simple, cheap and fail-safe plan to make it through the summer holidays with her three overexcited offspring. But a last-minute addition of fellow-mum Suzanne and her perfect son Orlando quickly shatters Amanda's vision of the quintessential bucket-and-spade summer adventure. In fact, before she even makes it to the picture-perfect Cornish idyll that is home to her one-time playground comrade Skyler, Amanda has to endure tantrums, floods, and an eerie B&B, all with three ratty kids and a carsick dog in tow. When they finally arrive, dishevelled and exhausted, she discovers that not only must she endure Suzanne at close quarters in a cramped cottage, but also that Skyler's business in dire need of a helping hand. In the weeks that ensue, Amanda discovers there is only one way to survive the summer holidays, and that's with a stiff drink, a pair of wellies and a bucket-full of bonhomie!

The Playground Mafia

The Playground Mafia

Author: Sarah Tucker Format: Paperback Release Date: 21/09/2006

Meet Caroline Gray: divorcee and newly-single mother. Firmly closing the door on her acrimonious divorce, Caroline and son Ben have moved to trendy Frencham where they join Caroline's long-time best friends, Heather and Eva. Settling into their new life is easy, but nothing has prepared Caroline for the demands of motherhood at The Sycamore, the school the trio's beloved offspring attend. Forget classroom bullies, forget trips to the head's office, this is full-scale adult playground politics. This is battle with the mothers who won't take no for an answer -- the Playground Mafia. Amidst the four-wheel drives, Ben's complicated afterschool play-date schedule and her friends' perilous extra-marital affairs, Caroline tries to keep a low and very single profile. But it's not long before she too finds herself under the mafia's scandal-radar, and her life takes an unexpected turn ...

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