Unpacking Our Childhood Obsession with Jacqueline Wilson

“I remember reading Lola Rose for the first time and there’s a whole description of a young mother giving birth. I read it five times over because I couldn’t believe it.”


Home Coming: Hong Kong

An intimate tour of one writer’s hometown, one egg waffle at a time.


Millennials Tell Us the One Thing They’d Bring Back from Childhood

Tamagotchis. Snap bracelets. Hopes and dreams for the future?


Home Coming: Leicester

A tour of one writer's hometown, one potato fritter at a time.


How I Stayed Out of a Gang When My Dad Was Arrested

Selling drugs seemed like such an easy way to help your family with money. But I was small for my age and feared getting "jumped" as part of gang initiations.


Meeting the Fugitive Kids of International Drug Smugglers

The writer – who was forced to move around the world as a child because of her weed-smuggling father – speaks to others who have lived similar lives.


Stoned Teachers and Angry Escorts: When Childhood Pranks Went Badly Wrong

"When my mum came home and saw an actual human skull in one of her soup pots, she almost had a heart attack."


A Eulogy to the Dad I Never Knew

It's a strange and difficult process, losing a biological father who gave you half your DNA, but who you only met a handful of times.


How Pop Music Became the Soundtrack to the Quarter Life Crisis

The music of Selena, Justin, Ariana and Miley is the only thing that will prepare you for turning 30.


Childhood's 'Universal High' Is a Bittersweet Distillation of This Era

Going from psych to soul, Ben Romans-Hopcraft’s new album is an essential journey of pained and disillusioned self-discovery.


Childhood Release Beautiful New Track and Video "Cameo"

It's taken from the forthcoming album 'Universal High', out this Friday.


Home Coming: Oxford

An intimate tour of one writer's hometown, one dodgy booze shop at a time.