Books
06 August 2009
In "Sympathy", my favourite of the short stories in A L Kennedy's latest collection, two strangers meet in a...
Books
26 March 2009
Imagine a relationship in which, several times a week over a period of years, one spent an hour in intense, sympathetic...
Ideas
05 February 2009
Bodies Susie Orbach Profile Books, 160pp, £10.99 As I scoured the shelves for my copy of Fat Is a Feminist Issue...
Books
22 January 2009
Granta 104 is the first issue of the literary quarterly to be edited by a woman in its 30-year history, so Alex Clark's...
Food and Drink
16 October 2006
Another volume of foodie porn arrived on my desk the other day, and didn't it just tick all the fashionable cookbook...
22 May 2006
For years I've laboured under the misapprehension that vodka is a beverage containing few calories. It's clear,...
Books
01 May 2006
Food and fat, fat and food. Us foolish females are obsessed with the subject, are we not? And yet we apparently labour...
Culture
27 March 2006
First, let's dispose of some myths. The institution of marriage is in terminal decline and divorce rates are rocketing...
09 January 2006
Gosh, eating, drinking and having fun certainly do take it out of one. The school Christmas holidays are only two weeks...
Books
17 October 2005
Human history is littered with the tiny corpses of abandoned infants, from the newborn girls exposed on Roman hillsides...
Books
04 July 2005
We may think we've reached safe harbour, but how easily, almost culpably, we are undone. It helps if the cracks in our...
Culture
21 February 2005
What does Jennifer Aniston say to you? If the most detail you can summon up is "choppy hair, Friends, Brad Pitt", you'...