Category: Women

No ifs or butts…

Bottom cosmetic surgery is a bum steer. It’s time to talk about the bottom line. No, not the financial one. The cheeky one. The one you’re sitting on. When I was growing up, skinniness was…

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Optimism is not an eye disease

My local bookshop has a new sign in the window – “Please note; the post-apocalyptical fiction section has been moved to current affairs.” It’s hard to disagree. What with burning rainforests; Alabama rolling back abortion…

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Fake News

I have fake news. Honestly. Not a Trump ‘alternative truth” but real, scientific evidence from two English Universities which reveals that 80% of women have faked pleasure to please a partner. “Women report using these…

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Singing the Menstruation Blues…

Periods have always been a shameful secret. Tampon and panty liner ads are euphemistic, coy and confusing. I mean what are those mysterious blue ink excretions and why are all those hyperactive, bikini-clad girls leaping…

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Unconditional love?

Well, there are a couple of conditions, actually. Here is my little tribute to Mums everywhere, especially to my Aussie and American pals as you celebrate Mother’s Day. MOTHER’S DAY. Teenagers are clearly God’s punishment…

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Should Harry be present on Meghan’s big opening night?

As Meghan Markle prepares to stretch her birth canal the customary five kilometres to produce her royal baby, one question looms large. Will Harry attend the birth? Having fought so hard to allow fathers into…

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Feline Groovy: Why can’t older women play the same fun field as ‘silver fox’ men?

Grrrr… What’s that growling noise? Can you hear it?… It took me a while to realise that the sound is actually originating from Yours Truly, as I purr at passing men. Yep that’s right. Overnight…

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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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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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