A. Motoring correspondent for Tatler
A. 'Since I've been loving you' by Led Zeppelin; 'Persuasion' by Richard Thompson; 'Let's Do It' by Ella Fitzgerald; 'Rule Britannia' by Thomas Arne; 'True Love', Bing Crosby & Grace Kelly
A. Romantic hero? I have a longterm crush on Luke the Real Man from "Rachel's Holiday" by Marian Keyes: not only is he tall, dark and Irish, he's also strong yet sensitive - swoon. I've also loved Jane Austen's Emma Woodhouse since I read 'Emma' at school. She feels like a very modern heroine, even in that nineteenth century setting - Emma worries about coasting by on charm, but doesn't do much about improving herself; she gossips and sets up her friends on dates, instead of examining her own heart; she can't resist a wisecrack, up to the moment when she humiliates poor silly Miss Bates at the picnic and feels the wrath of Knightley as well as her own guilt. The novel's nearly two hundred years old, but who hasn't let a cruel comment slip in the office kitchen, only to cringe at that 'you've gone too far!' tumbleweed - and realised, to their horror, that their work crush is listening in? And yet Emma learns, sort of, so there's hope for all of us careless wisecrackers (by which I mean me). Having said that, I'm not sure being Mrs Knightley would be quite as much fun as being Mrs Darcy, but that's a whole other discussion.
A. random apostrophes in signs, and people who talk on their phones while they're driving.