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© Rob McGibbon, 2013

14th March, BBC Radio London, The Vanessa Feltz Show: Rob McGibbon interviewed by Vanessa

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4th March, Evening Standard, by Benedict Moore-Bridger: “Diary of teenager from 100 years ago goes viral after Twitter extracts posted”

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12th February, Reuters, by Miranda Alexander-Webber: “British teen’s 1914 diary from Paris brought to life on Twitter” [with Rob McGibbon looking 100 years old!]

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30th January, The Connexion, by Jane Hanks: “Facebook and Twitter relieve 1914 youth tales”


19 January, Historical Honey, by Hannah Thompson: “Tweets From Beyond The Grave”


16 January, Huffington Post UK & US, by Rob McGibbon: “How I exorcised the ghost of Olive’s diary from 1914”


10 January, BBC South East Today, by Charlie Rose (from 7.37 & 17.25): “The 100-year-old diary that is causing an internet sensation”

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10 January 2014, Bromley Times, by Beth Wyatt: “Writer close to revealing moving story behind 100-year-old diary of teenager Olive”




9 January 2014, BBC News Online (Kent): “Margate girl Olive Higgins’s diary put online on 100th anniversary of death”

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3 January, Caterer and Hotelkeeper, by Hannah Thompson: “Journalist uses Twitter to bring hotelier’s daughter’s 1914 diary to life”

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2 January 2014, Press Gazette, by Rob McGibbon: “Journalist uses Twitter and blog to bring tragic 16-year-old back to life 100 years after her death”

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4 April 2004, Press Gazette: “The Write Stuff – Rob McGibbon takes the synopsis for his Olive’s Diary book to the London Book Fair”

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5 March 2004, Press Gazette, by Rob McGibbon: “Seven Days”

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6 July 2001, Isle of Thanet Gazette, by Alex Claridge: “Tragic Olive’s diary secrets”

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5 July 2001, Daily Echo, Bournemouth, by Melanie Warman: “Window into short life of tragic Olive” 

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