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I’M WRITING A BOOK!

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I’m delighted to be writing The First Breath, a popular medicine book/memoir about fetal and neonatal care, for Pan Macmillan. Click here to read a little story in The Bookseller about my book in progress. Please contact my agent Cathryn Summerhayes at Curtis Brown with any enquiries about my book. I’m taking a break from most […]

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

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For my October column I wrote about the Orinoco Scrapstore and how a new life has dawned…a Frozen life.

HOW BOYS ARE SMASHING THE BALLET STEREOTYPE — Mail on Sunday YOU magazine

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Olivia Gordon catches up with some of the other young boys breaking every stereotype to change the face of British ballet This was such a lovely feature to research and write.

WOMEN IN THE HOLOCAUST — Oxford Today

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Every Holocaust history is disturbing to read, but by focusing on victims’ voices which have traditionally been silenced – those of women – Dr Zoë Waxman’s new account is one of the darkest, and most shocking…

MOTHER’S PRIDE — The Oxford Times

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For the June issue, a column about the life lessons I hope my children will learn which took me too long, and a rather disastrous first trip to the ballet for my daughter

WHY CHINA AIMS TO BE NUMBER ONE SUPERPOWER BY 2049

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China expert Tom Miller likes to use a thought experiment to explain what China is doing. Decades from now, once-mighty Europe is sinking into decrepitude. Tens of millions of Europeans have been killed in uprisings, wars and an occupation by former ally the United States. Europe has become a minor player on a hostile global […]

THE FORCE IS STRONG IN HERE…OXFORD’S EXAM SCHOOLS GO ROGUE — Oxford Today

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Why are Star Wars stormtroopers on patrol where generations of undergraduates have passed through the final ordeal of their student lives?

TRUMP IS NO HITLER – HE’S A MUSSOLINI, SAYS OXFORD HISTORIAN — Oxford Today

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There’s good news and bad news in parallels from the 1930s, warns Professor Margaret MacMillan, outgoing Warden at St Antony’s College