Posted on July 3, 2012
As women’s rights are at risk of being eroded today, we should not forget their powerful example of the suffragettes a century ago – that change, or prevention, will not happen unless a great deal of noise is made. Frances Osborne writes in The Daily Beast
Posted on June 18, 2012
Women in the time of Downton Abbey were far more sexually misbehaved that you might think. Lady Mary and her heartbreakingly handsome Turkish visitor were far from alone in going to bed together out of wedlock.
Posted on May 1, 2012
Am preparing for a trip to New York ahead of the publication of my next book, and first novel, Park Lane. A couple of dinners have been set up for me. I was told that my last book, The Bolter, led to people holding ‘Bolter’ dinner parties in celebration of my misbehaving great-grandmother, Idina...
Posted on April 24, 2012
It was World Book Night yesterday – an ingenious plan to give hundreds of thousand of books away to strangers to encourage more people to read.
Posted on April 18, 2012
Last night I hosted a reception for Museums at Night, a weekend event when museums, galleries, libraries, galleries and heritage sites across the country stay open during the evenings for special events.