It’s rather nice not being anonymous, because I can now direct my lovely readers, if they so wish, towards some of my journalism. This month I have a feature in British Red magazine of which I am particularly proud.
The piece looks at the literary connection between four sets of mothers & daughters, as exemplified in a particular book or novel. I wrote about the connection my mother and I share through Mary McCarthy’s The Group, and interviewed the others, who chose Aesop’s Fables, Anthony Powell’s A Dance to the Music of Time novel cycle and Delia Smith’s Complete Cookery Course.
We did a portrait shoot at my mother’s house, and gave the charming picture editor a sheaf of archive family photos. Imagine our pleasure when the issue came out on news stand this week and we saw the opener above.
So many of our favourite photographs. Look! It’s me as an infant. Eating an ice cream and reading. Not a lot has changed then. And wasn’t my mother beautiful? Loving her Aquascutum mac – which lil’sis now wears. Anyway, to read the entire piece buy a copy of April Red!