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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

I am still working on the recovery of Willmott's documents and, also in 2022, I gained my MRes in Historical Research at Birkbeck University of London. 


Box brownie checks
Shortlist Journalist of the Year
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