The London-based journalist explores our fascination with royals and their romantic entanglements in Royal Flush (p.178)
Coffee or tea? I’d be a wreck without a strong cup of coffee in the morning.
What book have you most enjoyed reading this year? East West Street by Philippe Sands.
If you could interview someone from the past, who would you choose? I was born in South Africa, so it has to be Nelson Mandela.
Where will you spend your next holiday? Paris because, as Audrey Hepburn said, it’s always a good idea.
Your most treasured possession? The rings I inherited from my grandmother. They remind me of her every time I look down.
The can’t you live without? It’s unromantic, but my laptop.
Which past era would you visit if you could? London in the ’60s. I spent the late ’90s sauntering down the Kings Road in a miniskirt, so I’m sure I’d fit right in.