• Blog

    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
  • Reviews

    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
  • Blog

    The Riviera Express – whodunnit?

    I LOVE a cosy crime novel – when I’m not writing them, I’m reading them – and I was completely thrilled to get my hands on an advance copy of this one, The Riviera…

    February 16, 2017
  • Blog

    K9atwalk Show

    Off we went on Friday to the K9atwalk fund raiser at the Polish Hearth Club in Exhibition Road, organised by my friend Magda Hunt. The Club was the perfect setting for the fashion show,…

    February 13, 2017
  • Writing

    Death in Dulwich

      I’m very thrilled to say that I’ve found a really lovely home for my new book, a whodunnit – it’s being brought out later this year by Crooked Cat Books. They’re a great independent…

    February 8, 2017
  • Blog

    Little book of treasures

    Sponsored post Life seems full of lovely treats at the moment – as it always should be, I feel – and one of the nicest has been this Little Book Of Necklaces, below: I…

    February 7, 2017
  • Blog

    Last year’s model?

    I didn’t know whether to applaud or sigh at a feature on Woman’s Hour about over-50s modelling. On one hand, it’s great that these women are getting work, on the other, it’s pretty tragic…

    February 2, 2017
  • Reviews

    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
  • Blog

    You can’t always get what you want

    I’ve never been a massive Jagger fan. There was a historic moment a couple of years ago when I turned down not one, but two, separately offered tickets to some enormous Stones jamboree. People…

    January 25, 2017
  • Reviews

    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