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A tribute to Penny Vincenzi

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Wednesday 28th February 2018

Tributes to the novelist Penny Vincenzi have poured in following her death this week at the age of 78. Her agent, Clare Alexander, described her as “an irreplaceable friend”, while author Sophie Kinsella said: “She was like one of her novels. Once you were in her company you didn’t want to say goodbye.” They’re fitting words. I was a huge fan of Penny Vincenzi’s novels and was lucky enough to ...keep reading

Not on the High Street – the best place to buy presents

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Tuesday 10th July 2012

Setting up your own business (and turning it into a rip-roaring success) is tough. So hats off to Sophie Cornish and Holly Tucker, who’ve turned a gem of an idea into a business with millions of customers and a cool £26 million turnover. Sophie and Holly set up their shopping website six years ago. They both love browsing for the kind of unique, gorgeous things that “you might stumble ...keep reading