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.

Girls’ Night Out Tour Dates

GIRLS NIGHT OUT is a psychological strip tease taking us from Puberty Blues to Menopause Blues, with tales of love, lust, men, marriage, pregnancy, childbirth, mastitis, sexist bosses, teenage-daughter-wrangling, ageing, toy boys, making the Queen…

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Hiring more autistic people in banking makes cents

Yesterday my son Jules, who’s autistic, opened the London stock exchange. (Now there’s a sentence I never thought I’d write!) He was joining forces with an organisation called Purple who are trying to change the…

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Thinking Outside the Neurotypical Box

Earlier this week I posted a piece about my son Julius’ autistic journey from being badly bullied at school to winning a main part in BBC’s medical drama Holby City. The piece has already had…

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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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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