All posts by Gillian Hamnett

Quick & Quirky Questions with Vivien Martin

Tell us 4 important facts about yourself: When I was young, I travelled to Samarkand and then further along the Silk Road to Penjikent, the ancient Sogdian city where Alexander married Roxanne. I am inordinately proud of my two grown-up children. Paying many visits behind the Iron Curtain in the 1970s/80s really opened my eyes … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Vivien Martin

Quick & Quirky Questions with Liz Niven

Tell us 4 important facts about yourself: I recognise my good fortune to have a large family, husband, children, grandchildren, sisters and brothers etc.  I’m pleased to have written and edited poetry over the years, but not pleased with my slower output in recent years. I’m proud to be Scottish, lucky to be born here … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Liz Niven

Quick & Quirky Questions with Mark Daws

Tell us 4 important facts about yourself:  I enjoy keeping active and healthy (scuba diving, walking, cycling, gym etc). I enjoy all things cultural – pandemics permitting (art exhibitions, London Review of Books, history / art documentaries, music, reading AND of course writing.) I’m responding to my children’s increasing concern about the planet and where … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Mark Daws

Quick & Quirky Questions with Nick Nairn

We’re thrilled to bring you a Quick & Quirky Questions this week from 62-year-old celebrity chef, Nick Nairn, who has happily supplied us with ‘full lockdown mode’ self-portrait. From restaurateur to celebrity chef and food campaigner, Nick Nairn has had a long and pioneering career in the UK food industry. A familiar face from television, … Continue reading Quick & Quirky Questions with Nick Nairn