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Worshipping all the wrong things A couple of years ago I was on a night-bus. It was just after midnight and I was sitting at the back of the bus, listening to music, so I didn’t immediately notice that it had stopped moving.    When... Read More Grief and greasy hair I woke up yesterday morning thinking of dad who died - along with Prince, Bowie and Terry Wogan - in 2016. I yearned to be in the kitchen with him talking nonsense. Which is stupid because when he was... Read More Being single in a pandemic So it's the morning after Boris Johnson, the UK prime minister, has told us to stay at home. We are allowed out for food shopping, exercise, medical visits and essential work. That's it. I wish he'd done it sooner.  I'm... Read More I me wed? So I've booked Claridges and am going out to find a dress. I'll ask mum to make the cake and I'll see if my sister's cat will be the bridesmaid. She was going to call her Spin - short... Read More What happened with the Greek? This summer a woman came up to me in Waterloo station. She told me that she'd read the book and that she related to my insecurities and thanked me for the honesty. I thanked her for walking up to... Read More My first London book reading Last night people crossed London in the crazy heat to sit in a basement to listen to me do my first ever London book reading and it was gorgeous. Just so, so, so gorgeous. Not sure what else to say... Read More Er hello, it’s me, an International Publishing Sensation So I'm pretty sure this counts as bragging but I just thought I'd let you know that I'm an International Publishing Sensation. Yeah, yeah, I know... no big deal. I've discovered this while reading the back of an early version... Read More A good day. It's May 2nd and it's grey and wet outside but inside there's sunshine. I'm sitting in my pyjama bottoms, jumper and puffa grinning to myself like an idiot cos I've just seen that my book has gone on sale... Read More