What I'm up to

A window into my world...

Here’s a selection of scribblings in which I peel down to my emotional underwear – a psychological striptease that occasionally reveals all.

Neuordiversity

When my autistic son was nine he came home with a sign sticky-taped to his back saying “Kick me I’m a retard.” Tearing up, he stammered, “The kids call me a retard… What is a…

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Courting Trouble: Why the way we try rape cases should really be on trial…

My new novel, Courting Trouble, is just out. I thought you might be interested in what inspired me to set a new series of novels in a law firm. Even though the books are, hopefully,…

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Barry Humphries and Me

Isn’t it time we just put Dame Edna on a plinth so we can just worship her permanently? Wore my Edna specs and Aussie flag dress to premiere. (See picccie.) The show is hilarious, mischievous…

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Nanny State

Traditionally, the wife of a monarch breaks the news of impending fatherhood with the words, “Darling, we’re going to have a nanny!” For centuries, the upper class have preferred canines to kids, keeping their dogs at…

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A Watched Womb Never Boils – Top Tips for Kate Middleton

As I write this, a pregnant pause has descended on the world as we await news of the royal baby. This morning I cycled past St Mary’s hospital where Kate Middleton is due to give…

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Get Reading in Trafalgar Square with Kathy Lette, Hugh Grant and Rupert Everett!

Tomorrow I’m joining Hugh Grant, Rupert Everett, Anne Fine, Anthony Horowitz, Tom Stoppard, plus the cast of “Matilda”, “Wicked”, “War Horse” and loads of other fascinatingly clever and creative people to celebrate literacy. We’ll be…

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Making headlines

Believe nearly everything you read...

Publlished on February 13, 2021

Guardian

Authors share their favourite scenes of love and intimacy, and Kathy chooses Persuasion by Jane Austen.

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Aired on December 3, 2020

BBC Radio 4

As part of the 'Great Lives' series Kathy chooses Hollywood's 'queen of the quip', Mae West. First played out in 2005.

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Aired on November 20, 2020

Mailplus.co.uk

Kathy joined Jo Elvin and Richard Eden to talk about all things related to The Crown.

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My gallery

I’ve added some of my favourite photos to a gallery for you of the people who are my human wonder bras – uplifting and supportive and making me look bigger and better. There may be a few faces here you recognise – but nobody two-faced, that’s for sure. Now you’ll know the things I get up to when I should be writing….

All things social...

One-liners, wise cracks and witticisms