I started writing twenty years ago whilst on tour as a singer with a band in France, using ‘down time’ on the band bus to write about what I saw.
My first-ever feature was for The Independent – a colour-supplement feature about the 1940s swing world surrounding me, but I soon diversified.
Today I write mainly garden, travel and heritage features – for publications such as The Telegraph, Guardian, Independent, Standard, Marie Claire, City Magazine etc. I have a strong interest and experience with UK and especially London stories.
I am the author of eighteen books, including Miss Willmott's Ghosts, the new biography of Ellen Ann Willmott, published May 2022