The perfect 80th birthday present for the woman who has everything
Diaries are the most difficult things to write
Our sense of outrage has become blunted
It's time the Academy gave the Oscar nod to Martin Scorsese
Has Dame Edna become Graham Norton?
How long will it be before we move on from hunting to fishing
Our soaps are a credit to our national temperament
Critics want to be loved, like everyone else
People can take umbrage at the most peculiar things
The price of Liberty is eternal fingerprinting.
The editor didn’t want a lobotomy, the author was dropped from Woman’s Hour so here’s the diary
The joys of an American book tour where there were at least some bums on seats
No one has ever died of dehydration at one of my shows
The sinister world of old buildings and modern technology
Quare tristis es, anima mea?
The hunting ban could be the new poll tax
Alone in a room with the two most terrifying men in my life; my headmaster and my party leader.
How would Imelda Marcos have coped with a broken toe?
What is the English for 'Refreshing towelette'?
Its time to gain respect among the toddlers
Do we get overexcited about the whole issue of university education?
With a new book fresh in the shops, there is absolutely no plugging going on here.
It is an adventure for an actor to play a critic
The varied world of literary festivals
Jemima Lewis on foxes and Elephant Men