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is a journalist, book reviewer and novelist. She lives in Oxford and spends her spare time worrying about the tumbledown farmhouse she's bought in the South of France - alias the House With No Name.
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The Cambridge Satchel Company's sample sale
The only item from my daughter’s schooldays that’s stood the test of time is her beloved brown leather satchel. I bought it for her when she...
Jane Shilling, middle age and House With No Name's birthday
If I’m honest, the main reason I booked to hear Jane Shilling’s talk at the Oxford Literary Festival was because she’d been teamed up with ...
Interview with Karen Wheeler - author of Tout Sweet, Toute Allure and Tout Soul
Whenever I worry about my whirlwind decision to buy the House With No Name, my run-down farmhouse in the south of France, I quickly turn to ...
Not on the High Street - the best place to buy presents
Setting up your own business (and turning it into a rip-roaring success) is tough. So hats off to Sophie Cornish and Holly Tucker, who’ve tu...
The BBC's Nick Robinson - and the perils of working from home
BBC political editor Nick Robinson is a brilliant reporter. He always looks cool, calm and unflustered – even when he’s got scar...
Nails Inc and the rise of the nail bar
Snow - and my embarrassing attempts to learn how t...
The glorious David Hockney exhibition - A Bigger P...
Queuing for a free Hummingbird Bakery cake
Friday book review - Farm Boy by Michael Morpurgo
World Book Night 2012 - one of my favourite novels...
Andrew Miller wins 2011 Costa Book of the Year
The rise of the lawnmower parent
Coriolanus - a double triumph for Ralph Fiennes
Cotton wool kids don't climb trees
Write to be published - tips from Nicola Morgan
Friday book review - Embassytown by China Miéville...
What to drink in Dry January
Tanya Burr - the beauty blogging superstar
My treasured Catherine Walker dress
Could you give up Twitter or Facebook?
Working mums and latchkey kids - the debate goes o...
Pret A Manger goes to Paris
Friday book review - Blood Red Road by Moira Young...
Christenings - and my son's promise to his godmoth...
Star charts for teenagers
Choosing speed over style - my Rocket Dog plimsoll...
Victoria Derbyshire and Radio 5 Live's move up nor...
The Iron Lady - a tough film to watch
Stella McCartney and the mysteries of make-up
Friday book review - Me Before You by Jojo Moyes
When children struggle with reading
Laura Marling, Saunton Sands and the last day of t...
The Dangerous Book for Boys - everything a 21st ce...
Children's self portraits for the Queen's Diamond ...
New Year detox - giving up alcohol for January
My favourite blogs
Eat Like a Girl
Just Keep Writing and Other Thoughts
Liberty London Girl
Rachel Khoo - tasty tales from Paris and beyond
Sarah Duncan's blog
That's Not My Age
Welcome To My World
Friday book review
Duchess of Cambridge
Henley Literary Festival
The Hummingbird Bakery
V and A
creative writing courses
working from home
Cosmo Blog Awards 2011
Duke and Duchess of Cambridge
The X Factor
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