The invisibility of older women

"Old age ain't no place for sissies", Bette Davis once said and, especially if you're a woman, some of its...

Paul Hoffman books by my bedside

Author Paul Hoffman talks to us about his fascination with frauds, the role of contemporary fiction and the books that are currently on...

Kate Grenville against fragrance

After suffering from ill health brought on by fragrance, bestselling novelist Kate Grenville decided to turn her attention to the...

What 50 looks like now: the lure of past romance

Author Sarah Long ponders the benefits and dangers of firing up an old romance.  

What 50 looks like now: why are you still here?

If you ever catch yourself wondering why your adult child hasn’t left home yet—don’t worry—you are not alone....

Alexander McCall Smith

Alexander McCall Smith speaks to Anna Walker about pigs, music and Scotland’s heart-stopping beauty.

Lesley Pears books by my bedside

Lesley Pearse is one of UK’s best-loved authors whose novels have sold over ten million copies worldwide. She talks to us about...

What 50 looks like now: empty nest syndrome

Have your children left home for university and you're feeling a bit blue? Don't despair! Author Sarah Long offers some useful...

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