By Jessica Pan

Jessica Pan is a lady who lives in London. Her first book, Graduates in Wonderland (Penguin Group) is out now, and was one of Jennifer Weiner's Top Ten Beach Reads. At last count, Jess has bewitched five kings. Follow her on Twitter @JessicaLPan.

  1. If you’re always a bridesmaid, never a bride, don’t fret. Attracting the perfect mate is time-consuming and difficult in the best of times. But there’s an easier way, and it dates back to the 16th century. If you’ve been watching Wolf Hall and want that really joyful time in history to be your reality, then this is the recipe for you!

    To ensnare a royal husband, take a leaf

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  2. The wind is howling on Pendle Hill on Halloween. It lies in Northern England, and has been described to me as a seductive hill with a macabre, dark past. My friend Rachel and I are climbing the hill – it’s only 4pm, but the sun sets in less than hour. We can see the small villages of Sabden, Colne and Roughlee below us, but we’re far above them now and the hill is deserted except for a pair of…

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