I was born in the Sheikdom of Kuwait when it was still a British Protectorate. Today I live in Chiswick, London with my husband Donald. There have been plenty of other places in between!
Our two daughters Brooke and Arabella are now grown up.
I am an author and playwright. For details of books, blogs, plays, script writing and current projects go HERE.
I founded the children’s charity Act Against Bullying, co-founded Kindness Day UK, stood for Parliament in the 2015 General Election and blog on women’s issues which is why I pop up from time to time on the radio or TV talking about current affairs.
My Wikipedia entry is HERE
At our daughter Brooke’s wedding, 18 October 2014
My blog: latest news, views and opinions:
The Golden Notebook by Doris Lessing My rating: 4 of 5 stars I’ve read so many negative reviews of this book and particularly on this site. However, this novel was very influential for me. Not for the political viewpoint, nor the story. But mostly for Lessing’s...read more
Act Against Bullying is a set of monologues I researched in 2000 and first published in 2002. It was the reason for me setting up Act Against Bullying as a charity. They’ve been used in schools as a means of discussing the awkward situations which can lead on to...read more
When I set up Act Against Bullying in 2000 it was commonly believed that women didn't bully. That was a boys thing. Research into the motivations of girl gangs and female criminology only began in the 1980s as women’s social behaviour changed. Chicken or egg? Who...read more