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    Emma Hamilton – Seduction and Celebrity

    March 9, 2017

    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 a way, hers is the Cinderella story we all yearn for – a penniless servant, seduced by her master’s son, falls on her feet, works hard to ‘improve’ herself, becomes a painter’s muse, is betrayed by the man she loves and passed on to his own…

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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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    Making a Show

    I was excited to be asked to the private view of Tate Britain’s David Hockney show the other week. I used to have to cover these events for various newspapers and got very jaded…

    February 25, 2017
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    Jackie Oh

    Went to see Jackie at the weekend. It’s a strange and impressive film. In a way, it’s making something out of not very much – JFK hadn’t had time to make much of a…

    February 1, 2017
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    A Very Fine Hour and a Half

      I was at the cinema at the weekend (yes, yes, it was my second trip to La La Land, but I had to go, you understand – Child One was back briefly from…

    January 23, 2017
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    Passport to La La Land

    Well, after a vile week, I found the perfect antidote on Saturday – a long lunch with beloved friends, followed by watching the gorgeous movie La La Land. I shamelessly hijacked the lunch part…

    January 16, 2017
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    Undressed: A Brief History of Underwear

    Child 2 is starting an actual JOB today so last week was all about saying goodbye to things like lie-ins, Netflix and a carefree youth … well, not really but it does seem like…

    January 9, 2017
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    Brooklyn Heights

    What a joy to catch up, finally, with the film Brooklyn. Lots of people had told me it was brilliant, and I actually bought the DVD a while ago, but for some reason (life)…

    November 24, 2016
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    Nocturnal Animals

    One of those eeeek moments at the weekend when we found ourselves accidentally watching a gang-rape-and-murder movie, when all we’d really wanted was a nice cuddly feelgood film. You know how it is, someone’s…

    November 15, 2016