After having worked in publishing for six years I became a freelance journalist and broadcaster in 2004.

I was books editor and commissioning editor of Elle magazine for eight years and the BBC Radio 2 Arts Show with Claudia Winkleman for a decade. I have reviewed books for the Observer, Telegraph, Independent, Grazia and many others. I recently returned to BBC Radio 2, to review books for the Sara Cox Show.

You can keep up with what I’m reading via my instagram, and my affiliate page on

I have written for a variety of women’s magazines, national newspapers and commercial titles.

Recent work has included writing about sea swimming with my son for Vogue, a profile of Jackie Collins for Kinfolk, a slow review of The Group for Tortoise media and a feature on my recent book Some Body to Love for Good Housekeeping

I was a judge for the Costa Novel of the Year in 2011.

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