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Your word for the day: A Murmuration

I saw this yesterday and have watched it several times since. (You may have done too; it’s all over the interwebs) It is one of those rare bits of film […] Read More

Top Girls

Top Girls

I’m not a huge theatregoer. I struggle to dispel the suspicion that a lot of it is more fun for those taking part than those paying to watch. I loved […] Read More

Jilly Cooper, Jojo Moyes, dogs

Meeting your heroes (part 2)

It’s dangerous meeting your heroes, especially literary ones. At a party, I once spied one of my favourite writers; someone whose writing had inspired me to do it myself, whose […] Read More

How to be utterly upstaged by a dog.

My Jolly Sooper Day

Too flat out to write the account I want tonight, but I just wanted to post this lovely picture by Daily Telegraph photographer Andrew Crowley, who took the shots for […] Read More

No, I am not remotely attractive

Daring to Bare

  What would you tell a stranger about yourself? Would you reveal a secret obsessive compulsive disorder, or a long-held resentment against a member of your family? Could you tell […] Read More

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Appropriate Adult

  When I heard that a drama was being made from the story of Fred West, probably one of the most grotesque murderers of recent history, I felt the kind […] Read More

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