Features Archive

Writing books and features has been an integral part of my professional life for well over thirty years, alongside my teaching and dance theatre work.

The early theatre and book reviews and features – for Tribune, New Statesman, City Limits and The Leveller, are lost now to a pre-digital era. Two of the three books I have published, ‘Flowers in Hell: An Investigation into Women and Crime’ (Pandora) and ‘A Handful of Earth’ (John Murray) are also officially out of print, but copies can be tracked down easily enough on Amazon here and here.

‘Old Dog’ (Simon and Schuster), the latest memoir, is still going strong.

Since 2005, I have been contributing features and reviews for UK national newspapers and magazines, in particular the Guardian, Femail, and Psychologies Magazine, and have been a regular columnist for On: Yorkshire Magazine.

Here is a taste of some of my feature work.

The Guardian:

Our  Family Festival  April 2016

Theatre of Sanctuary November 2015

Grandmother’s Hands June 2012

Fathers and Daughters August 2011

Rescue Dog  September 2008

Mother and Daughter January 2008

Blooming in the Shadows July 2005