Lucy Mangan is a journalist and columnist. She spent two years training as a solicitor, but left as soon as she qualified and went to work much more happily in a bookshop instead. She got a work experience placement at the Guardian in 2003 and hung around until they gave her a job. She has a weekly column in Stylist magazine. Lucy's memoir Bookworm, a personal history and celebration of children's literature, was published by Square Peg in March 2018.