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    Moving on

      Nobody ever forgets a cancer diagnosis. I remember that, as the doctor was telling me the bad news, the nurse got out a beautiful fountain pen and started writing across the top of…

    June 13, 2017
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    Skinny Minnies

    Saw the Giacometti exhibition at the Tate Modern last week. What an amazing space the Tate is, particularly if, like lucky me, you are invited to the swanky opening night and you get to…

    May 17, 2017
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    Colour Me Deadly

    My daughters tell me I laugh much, much too much at my own jokes. Well, my excuse is that if I don’t, who’s going to? But this time I do think I’ve created something…

    May 7, 2017
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    Maltesers

    I hope you don’t feel too neglected. We’ve been off in Malta for a week. TL was giving a speech, and I was along for the ride, but ended up doing tons of work…

    May 5, 2017
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    Facebook friends

    All around the country teenagers are weighing up their uni choices. The dreaded UCAS machine has processed reams of information and is now spitting out potential places, which your children and mine will be…

    April 12, 2017
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    Revelations

    I think it’s about time I updated you on our theft. As you know, an evil person took a lot of jewellery from us. Since I’m a writer of whodunnits, I feel I should…

    April 6, 2017
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    Love to London

    I had lots of ideas for posts this week but there’s only one thing on my mind now – my lovely London.                         …

    March 23, 2017
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    Emma Hamilton – Seduction and Celebrity

    There’s something hugely beguiling about the Greenwich Maritime Museum’s exhibition on Emma Hamilton, Seduction and Celebrity – appropriately enough, as Emma herself seemed to inveigle her way into hearts and minds with ease. In…

    March 9, 2017
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    Vanessa Bell

    Popped over to see the new Vanessa Bell exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery last weekend – don’t tell a soul but it was essential research for my new whodunnit – and was rather…

    March 1, 2017
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    Table manners

    We witnessed a curious scene at a cafe the other day. It’s a popular place, so the tables are squeezed in tight. The man next to us (and I mean right next to us…

    February 27, 2017