Lara Crisp Feature Writer

Part Austrian, part South African, Lara has been happily settled in London for the past ten years. With an honours degree in English Literature, she found work as a managing editor in book publishing and has seen her fair share of murderers, vampires and philanderers in the course of her work. She is relieved to find these characters absent from the books she reads her baby girl at bedtime.

Although she loves traditional print books, she is also a fan of storybook apps and generally finds new technology fascinating. She blogs about books and other parenting lifestyle topics on Little Magic Beans.

Perhaps due to her mixed heritage she is a constant traveller with a strong interest in the food and history of the places she visits. Undaunted by the challenges of travelling with a little one, her daughter had already been as far afield as Africa and Australia by the time she was just six months old.

Lara's Recent Articles

On her Majesty's secret service - James Bond Movie - Swiss Apls

5 holiday destinations inspired by James Bond

Holiday destinations inspired by James Bond movies. Continue reading

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Top reasons to visit Transylvania for half term

Top reasons to visit Transylvania for half term

Feature writer Lara shares her top reasons to visit Transylvania this half term. Continue reading

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Tips for travelling with your family on a business trip

Tips for travelling with your family on a business trip

Feature writer Lara shares the three top things she couldn't have coped without, while travelling with her family on a business trip. Continue reading

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Family activites in the north of France

Family activities in the north of France

Feature writer Lara shares her favourite family activities in the north of France. Continue reading

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Holiday memento ideas for kids

Holiday memento ideas for kids

Feature writer Lara shares her brilliant holiday memento ideas for kids. A perfect activity for kids on holiday and a great way to introduce them to a country's culture. Continue reading

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5 reasons why you and your family should go on holiday

Five exceptionally good reasons why you should treat yourself to a holiday! Continue reading

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Travel in style with Matalan article

Travel in style with Matalan – review

Feature writer Lara reviews Matalan's travel collection for her holiday in France. Continue reading

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Returning to work after maternity leave article

Returning to work after maternity leave

Feature writer Lara shares her experience of returning to work after maternity leave. Continue reading

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Castles for children article 1

Top kid friendly European castles

Take your little princes and princesses to a castle this summer! Continue reading

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Five holiday questions you need to ask

Five holiday questions you need to ask

Five important questions you should ask when booking holiday accommodation for your family. Continue reading

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