A. I can see the funny side of pretty much anything apart from tax returns
A. Dancing. There's something about dancing that makes me absolutely glad to be alive, whether it's sweeping around the floor in a romantic foxtrot, or being part of a surging crowd at a gig. I had a moment of true happiness earlier this year - I was at a reeling ball up in Scotland, performing The Reel of the 51st Division with about 200 other people. It was 2.30 am, the band were in full flow, and I was being spun from partner to partner without even having to think of anything but the music, and for a second the whole room was in step, lifted up by the tempo getting faster and faster... I couldn't stop smiling. It was one of those blissful moments of utter joy, when you think your feet are lifting off the floor, you're so filled with elation.
A. I'd quite like to be my own dog - Lady Violet Browne lives the life of Riley and is terrible well bred
A. I'd love to be able to ride and/or speak fluent Italian- so chic
Are you in America? Do you want to read Honeymoon Hotel before everyone else (apart from my mum and my editor)? Are you on Goodreads? Then… you need to click here: https://www.goodreads.com/giveaway/show/104503-honeymoon-hotel May the Reading Gods smile down upon you! Everyone else, it’s out September 16th, in the US, and September 11th in the [...]
Wash. Shave. Give the rings to the best man. Say something really nice about your mother and her mother in your speech. Arrange for flowers to be delivered the first day she’s back at work after the honeymoon. Turn up to the church in good time. That’s it. Good luck.
Second in an occasional Honeymoon Hotel-inspired series comes this: how to be the bride of everyone else’s dreams. Everyone loves a bride. Not everyone loves a Bridezilla. But like BO and really sleazy boyfriends, no one tells you until it’s, well, too late. Here are a few hints, garnered from extensive wedding attendance and a [...]
Dear Honey My younger brother is staying in my flat while he does work experience in London this summer. I understand now why my mum was so excited to get him out of her house for a few weeks: my flat’s gone from pristine (ish) to pigsty in a matter of days. He leaves trails [...]
Hello! In honour of the soon-to-be-published new book, Honeymoon Hotel, (out Sept!!) I thought I’d offer some hints and tips gleaned from a whole year spent immersed in wedding magazines, other people’s weddings, wedding websites and some anecdotes offered by friends which, as usual, were far too juicy and outrageous to put into the actual [...]
Do you? (I should add, for American readers, that The Vintage Girl is the UK title of Swept Off Her Feet…) Well, you need to click here – http://extracts.quercusbooks.co.uk/vintage-girl/ It’s out in the shops from February 13th, just in time for Valentine’s Day! Competitions to follow, so watch out on Twitter and Facebook for announcements! [...]
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Happy new year! I know, it’s very late. I’m sorry. I feel as if I should declare a Hester New Year, a bit like the Chinese New Year, since I’ve only just wrestled 2013 under control and stuffed it into a box, had a brief nap, and am now rolling my sleeves up for 2014. [...]
Now, if that’s not a brilliant reason to name your son George, I don’t know what is. One of my very first crushes, right there. I mean, look at the fellow! A fine upstanding member of the Royal Family, a young man with magnificent calves, an unparalleled collection of socks, and a butler with more [...]
As part of the really terribly arduous research process for my new novel, which takes place in a hotel with a famous cocktail bar, I’ve set myself the challenge of making a cocktail every Friday afternoon at 4pm. And I’m tweeting the results, so you can cocktail-along-at-home if you want to… Look for the hashtag [...]
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