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Linda Kelsey

Fiftysomethings: The Story So Far
Both Linda Kelsey and Judith Summers have written about lives turned upside down. Here they spoke about the process of putting it all on paper, about how much of yourself you put into a novel and how you protect your loved ones when you write an autobiography. In Linda’s novel, Fifty is not a Four Letter Word ,Hope turns fifty and then loses her job, her husband and her mother in the space of a few months but bounces back with gusto. In Judith’s memoir, My Life with George, she...
The Thoughtful Dresser

Clothes matter. How we choose to dress ourselves defines our identity. The former editor of Cosmopolitan spoke to Linda Grant, who has shown us that clothes can be a serious intellectual topic, and to Catherine Hill, who has proved that elegance and femininity can be life and death issues.

Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe

Canadian-born foreign correspondent Heidi Kingstone has interviewed many key international figures, from Benjamin Netanyahu to Zaha Hadid to Daniel Liebeskind. In conversation with journalist and former editor of Cosmopolitan, Linda Kelsey, she talks about the places she has lived in, the people she has met and the issues and conflicts she has covered.