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Joan McFadden

Joan McFadden
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Joan has over 25 years' experience in journalism, writing regularly for the Guardian, Telegraph and Daily Mail as well as editing Family Focus Scotland magazine. She's married with four children and a huge, extended and very close family and specialises in family and human-interest features, which often reassure others that they are not alone in their experiences.

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