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    Meet the Author – Joan Livingston

    March 21, 2019

    I’m thrilled to introduce you to talented American author Joan Livingston, whose third whodunit Checking the Traps is out today. Here, Joan explains how she used a painful real life experience of her own to inform her book: I’m the kind of author who takes what I know and has my way with it. I write fiction, currently mysteries to be exact, and not memoir. So, something or someone I observed or experienced could be a source of inspiration. And…

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  • Reviews

    Dior: Exhibition of Dreams

    IT was such a joy to go to the Victoria and Albert Museum’s Christian Dior: Designer of Dreams exhibition. I’ve had flu, on and off, since Christmas, Brexit has been unravelling, I’ve been in…

    March 17, 2019
  • Wilful Ink Chameleon
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    Karma Chameleon

    Having edited an interior design website for quite a few years, I’ve always got my eye out for interesting homewares. But not as far out as these little chappies:   Aren’t they gorgeous? I…

    March 12, 2019
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    Talking about Everybody’s Talking About Jamie

    Went to see the joyous musical Everybody’s Talking About Jamie at the weekend with children 3 and 4. They are now fourteen and twelve, which once I might have considered a bit young for…

    March 6, 2019
  • Caroline Criado Perez: Invisible Women
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    Danger: Men at Work

    If you’re a woman, there’s a risk that reading this blog post, or the original article that inspired it, by Caroline Criado Perez in The Guardian, will make your blood pressure rise dangerously. You…

    February 25, 2019
  • Reviews

    Viola vs. Michaelangelo

    Off we went yesterday to the revamped Royal Academy, looking very splendid with its new loos under the freshly carved out arches under the main stairs. Fabulous to have enough loos to go round…

    February 19, 2019
  • Two Pigeons, Royal Opera House
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    Bill and Coo at Two Pigeons

    If you’re looking for something lovely and romantic to do for Valentine’s Day, then Frederick Ashton’s Two Pigeons at the Royal Opera House is for you. It’s a gorgeous, short ballet and, unlike some…

    February 11, 2019
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    Nailing Christmas

    Another day, another lovely treat… oh, it’s a hard life being a blogger and author! How could I possibly refuse when Nadia of Dulwich salon duo Polished offered me a delicious Christmas manicure and…

    December 19, 2018
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    Board with Brexit?

    Turn bored with Brexit to board with Brexit with these fabulously fun games you’ll be playing with all the family this Christmas: Brexopoly Take the battered leopardskin kitten-heeled shoe on a whistlestop tour of…

    December 15, 2018