Melanie Whitehouse is a journalist, author, interiors stylist and animal lover
Melanie Whitehouse has written for most national newspapers and interiors magazines during her 30-year career. She is founder of the Book Lovers' Supper Club which brings top authors to mid Sussex, and is prevented from straying too far from home by an elderly Burmese rescue cat called Maisie.
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