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Friday 1st July: Screenwriter Abi Morgan on How to Own the Room podcast, three great new books and Danish quilted jumpsuits

Friday 24th June: Summer solstice, rose margaritas and runner bean dresses

Friday 17th June: New episodes of How to Own the Room podcast, summer beauty bags, Agatha Christie’s alter ego and towelling mini dresses

Friday 10th June: New series of How to Own the Room podcast, swimming in Lake Geneva and my love for Arctic cloudberries

Friday 3rd June: Happy Jubilee Weekend! Plus: How to Own the Room in Finland, Viola Davis, Erborian skincare and Joanne

Friday 27th May: The International Booker, what on earth to wear right now, Hay Festival and sparkling silver eyeliner

Friday 20th May: Saying yes to less, the people’s favourite Zara dress, green smoothies and Swell: A Waterbiography

Friday 13th May: Inspiring campaigners, live events, Sweet Nothing lipstick and the best rosé wines

Friday 6th May: My Fantasy Dinner Party with Zelensky, Ukrainian home cooking, 18th century female artists and straw bags for summer

Friday 29th April: How to Own the Room at Primadonna Festival, workplace anxiety, Lido ladies and Paris in an Envelope

Friday 22nd April: Alice Walker’s poetry (“Be nobody’s darling”), the best debut novels by women writers over 40, great new stand-up shows and cold water dressing gowns

Friday 15th April: Latest TV direct from my sick bed, Bridgerton lipsticks and screenwriter Delia Ephron on How to Own the Room

Friday 8th April: Julia Samuel on How to Own the Room, International Booker shortlist and the cardigan of dreams

Friday 1st April: Vanessa Sanyauke on How to Own the Room, the best reads to understand Ukraine, cheap (and less cheap) summer buys and spring festival dates

Friday 25th March: Yoga teacher Paula Hines talks Rest + Calm on How to Own the Room, Anne Tyler’s new novel on BBC Radio 4, help in redundancy and 3 great lipsticks

Friday 18th March: Anne Fine on How to Own the Room podcast, Black Sea recipes, portraits of Ukraine and the loudest of coats

Friday 11th March: The Man Who Took On Putin, novelist Lucy Foley on How to Own the Room podcast and the joy of haramaki

Friday 4th March: A new hardback edition of How to Own the Room out today — and new podcast series

Friday 25th February: When the only tool you have is time

Friday 18th February: Sweet Magnolias, Forgotten Feminist Futures, Trinny’s new skincare line and Bobbi Brown’s new no-make-up make-up (ie. make-up)

Friday 11th February: How to Want Less, Almodovar’s Parallel Mothers, rose perfume, carrier bags and everyday Persian food

Friday 4th February: So over Covid, Frida Kahlo cross-stitching, over-priced knitwear, Ozark, the ultimate career guide and… Bennifer

Friday 28th January: I write to you from my sick bed as I have that bloody virus

Friday 21st January: Kate Mosse on How to Own the Room podcast, eyeshadow palettes on sale, two great memoirs and the latest thinking on emotions

Friday 14th January: Siri Hustvedt on How to Own the Room podcast, bearable vegan food, White Hot Hair, Toast of London and retail therapy for swimmers

Friday 7th January: Happy New Year, Amanda Horton-Mastin on How to Own the Room, saying yes to yourself, The Tourist and French Toast lipstick







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