Who we are

Mette Jolly (right) is a London-based academic, translator and blogger.  Danish by birth, Mette was educated at Copenhagen University and The University of Nottingham. She has published a not very funny book about The European Union and is currently working on a project about Danish women in the resistance movement during World War II. Having searched in vain for humorous online journals, she decided to set one up herself, focusing on female writers. This became Funny Pearls, which launched in August 2018. In her spare time, Mette enjoys spending time with friends and family and evenings in, pretending to be on Gogglebox. Find her on Twitter @mettejft

You can read the Funny Pearls August 2018 introduction letter here

Philippa Hall (left) holds degrees from the University of Natal Durban and from Harvard Law School but gave up a legal career in London to become mother to three children and, later, stepmother to three more. Philippa lives in London and in Kent with her husband and whichever subset of their children are home. She counts herself lucky to be able to enjoy the excitements of an urban life as well as the charms of the countryside and long walks on the beach. When not writing, (or staring into the ‘fridge during a break), Philippa can be found cooking, making jewellery and playing tennis. She is currently working on a novel. Connect with her on Twitter: @philippajuul