Below is a selection of my work.
Sisters by Daisy Johnson book review
H is for Hawk author Helen Macdonald on the swans that gave her hope after Brexit
Ella Hickson on her new play ANNA: ‘If a woman happens to write a play with women in it, it gets called feminist’
‘Does My Bomb Look Big In This?’ Playwright Nyla Levy on exploring the grooming of Western schoolgirls by Isis
Patsy Ferran – the Olivier award winner who now has to apply to stay in the UK
The Way We Eat Now by Bee Wilson review
Learning languages is about more than vocabulary tests – it gives you an insight into a culture beyond your own
Adele by Leila Slimani review: a dark but thrilling tale of a woman seeking oblivion through sex
Eve Was Shamed by Helena Kennedy: a persuasive look at gender inequality in the justice system
Ian McEwan’s On Chesil Beach Unwittingly Skewers Our Attitudes To Sex Today
Lady Bird Feels Fresh And Progressive – Except For Its Lazy Use Of The Fat Best Friend Trope
Iain Lee and Katherine Boyle: “Women are normally sidekicks on the radio”
Stupid Cupid: Valentine’s Day disasters, as seen by waiters
Pickle juice and Marmite: the 11 best hangover cures – by pub landlords
Ditch candlelit dinners: five activity dates to try – from bowling to board games
Horlicks or nocturnal teas: are hot drinks the secret to the perfect night’s sleep?
‘My ex and I had a full blown row about onions’: the dos and don’ts of cooking with your partner
How to eat on a first date to make sure you get a second one
The new rules of holiday eating
What a carb up! Why young people have fallen back in love with pasta
Sanity, solace and sly rebellion: how wedding podcasts make the big day bearable
The feminist singing groups causing a din
How to survive a family holiday by train
How to talk to your fellow commuters (if the BBC has its way)
From stage star to Vogue cover, why age cannot weary Judi Dench
Why the books we read as children are the ones that shape our psyche
After Coleen Rooney v Rebekah Vardy, how do we know who our friends are in the social media age?
Sleep training: Can night owls really learn to be morning larks?
Mary Queen Of Scots’ period blood is not only normal, it’s integral to her story
“You’ve lost weight!”: why complimenting each other on our bodies is wrong
The Fuss Over Jacinda Ardern’s Flight Change Shows The Impossible Double-Bind For Working Mothers
Christmas brings out the food snob in us all
The Marvelous Mrs Maisel And The Patriarchy
What Enid Blyton taught me about female friendship
Event, The Mail on Sunday
You can read the features and interviews I’ve written for Event that have gone online here.
The Guardian Guide
I used to write talks previews for The Guardian Guide every week, although these didn’t go online, so you’ll have to embark on a tedious search for back copies/take my word for it.
Staying In-In: The Rise Of The Adult Sleepover
How mother-daughter twinning brought me closer to my mum
The loneliness crisis: can you really make friends on an app?
“Lad culture baffles him”: what it’s like living with a Swedish boyfriend
The sickness in the wellness industry
I tried to follow Nigella’s tips for a perfect Christmas party. Here’s what happened
How to set up an actually fun book club (without becoming middle aged)
How to survive an exercise class if you’re as self conscious as me