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Behind the black door

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Monday 4th April 2011

As book clubs go, Grazia’s must be one of the starriest. The event, held at Waterstone’s in Piccadilly, boasts champagne, cup cakes, goody bags and celebrity guests. When Emma Freud interviewed Sarah Brown about her newly-published Behind the Black Door this month, the audience included the likes of actor Bill Nighy, Four Weddings and a Funeral creator Richard Curtis and Grazia editor Jane Bruton. I was mesmerised by Nighy, chic ...keep reading

White hyacinths and pink tulips

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 3rd April 2011

Walking past the florist’s shop at this time of year makes me sad. They’re getting ready for Mother’s Day and the pavement outside is filled with baskets of fragrant white hyacinths and delicate pink tulips that are still in bud. Mother’s Day is bitter-sweet these days. I long to send my mum flowers wrapped in brown paper and tied with ribbon, fix lunch and catch up with all the gossip ...keep reading

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