Life Skills

Stuff You Should Really Know By Now

  • Imprint: Summersdale
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 192
  • Price: £9.99
  • Publication date: 10 May 2018
  • ISBN: 9781786852830

About the book

Could you make a fire?

Are you able to sew on a button?

Do you know how to negotiate a pay rise?

If the answer to any of the above is no, then don’t worry – you’re not alone. Luckily, this book is here to give you a helping hand. Full of useful advice and practical skills that everyone should know, it will provide you with the essential knowledge you need to tackle life’s everyday challenges. From the little things, like how to boil an egg or treat a blister, right up to the big things, like speaking in public, this handy guide will arm you with all the skills you need to navigate life in the real world like a pro.

About the author

Julia Laflin works in the creative development and marketing of multimedia content for museums, art galleries, sports venues and attractions, plus healthcare apps.

She’s been in love with books ever since tackling The Little Red Hen at nursery school, so writing them became the way to go. Published non-fiction includes Silver – A Practical Guide to Collecting Silverware (Apple Press) and The New Covent Garden Soup Company’s Soup & Beyond (Macmillan). The House at Roc Noir is an indie-published novella set in Corsica.

Julia lives in London and pines for the seaside. She’s on Twitter: @Julia_Laflin


'We were looking for a book to give to our departing Upper Sixth Form, in consultation with prefects we chose Life Skills. The book is written in a very accessible way and it has some really valuable tips for young people. I know that there is something in here that that will appeal to each of them.'

Dominic Oliver, Headmaster of Lancing College