Rachel Cooke trained as a reporter on The Sunday Times. She is now a writer at The Observer. In the 2006 British Press Awards, she was named Interviewer of the Year.

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27 May 2002
Sylvia Ann Hewlett, author of the new manual of the moment, knows all about baby hunger. Her own appetite for nappies,...
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25 March 2002
The first time Lily meets Marcus, she falls at his feet. For girls like Lily, you see, even negotiating one's way out...
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11 February 2002
Acquisitive yet strangely unimaginative, publishers remind me of sturdy, green-eyed toddlers - the kind of children who...
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26 November 2001
The poster campaign for the new novel by Nicholas Evans urges readers to "rekindle the passion" they felt for his first...
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22 October 2001
Thanks to the advent of Lycra, 21st-century women have all but abandoned the corset. A few dreamy girls still get...
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15 October 2001
Before she was a novelist, Fay Weldon worked in advertising. It was she who gave us the famous slogan "Go to work on an...
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27 August 2001
Ten years ago, the Mexican writer Laura Esquivel published a sexy little novel called Like Water for Chocolate. A...
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06 August 2001
Suzanne Berne's first novel, A Crime in the Neighborhood, was a convincing coming-of-age story set in the Washington...
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28 May 2001
Both of my grannies came from big families. My maternal grandmother was one of seven and, as a consequence, lost the...
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09 April 2001
Even putting aside our current fondness for astrology and all things New Age, it is hard to grasp just how popular...

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