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Sophie Kinsella photographed for the Telegraph by Anna Huix

Sophie Kinsella, author of the best-selling Shopaholic series, on her first foray into the teenage fiction market. With five children of her own, she has plenty of experience of the digital divide between parents and their offspring: ‘It’s extraordinary, and very weird that they’re all engaged in something that we have no memory of ourselves.’ (Telegraph, May 2015)

Romy Fraser, founder of Neal’s Yard Remedies and now owner of Trill Farm in Devon, on organic farming and why she needed to make a fresh start. (The Simple Things, February 2015)

“I won £15m and invested in a football club!” Lottery winner Thea Bristow on how she became chair of Torquay FC.  (Telegraph magazine, November 2014)

A Weekend In Deal: Things to see and do in the pretty coastal town of Deal in Kent. (Coast magazine, January 2014)



Comedian John Bishop explains how stand-up saved his marriage, talks about cycling home from Australia in his youth – and cycling, rowing and running back from Paris in middle age. (Telegraph magazine, September 2012)

Wimpy Kid made good: despite a meteoric rise to become one of the world’s biggest authors of children’s fiction, Jeff Kinney has kept his day-job on a children’s web-site and his role as cub-scout master in his home town of Plainsville, Massachusetts. (Telegraph, November 2011)

Just an old-fashioned girl: burlesque queen Dita Von Teese interviewed in Paris, just after the end of her marriage to Marilyn Manson. (Harpers Bazaar, April 2007)

The coffee business is booming. The second most traded commodity after oil, coffee beans provide a subsistence living for some 25m poor farmers worldwide.  But why aren’t they getting a better deal? (The Observer, September 2002)

Talking sushi, celebrities and Robert de Niro with Nobuyuki Matsuhisa, the chef behind the Nobu empire. (Observer Food & Drink, April 2001)

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