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Born Survivors: a very special book

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Friday 26th February 2016

The most memorable hour of the week was spent listening to author Wendy Holden talk about her unforgettable book, Born Survivors. Wendy, a close friend from our Evening Standard days, has written more than thirty books during her career but this one is special. A harrowing account of bravery and love in the midst of unimaginable cruelty, Born Survivors tells the story of three young women sent to Auschwitz II-Birkenau in ...keep reading

Uggie, the Artist: My Story – the perfect Christmas present

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Sunday 4th November 2012

Paul O’Grady’s face was a picture when he saw the Jack Russell trot smartly into the studio. The wonderful O’Grady looked like he wanted to tuck the terrier under his jacket and smuggle him home. The adorable little dog was Uggie, taking centre-stage on Graham Norton’s TV show to promote his newly-published memoirs. O’Grady was another of Norton’s guests, along with Robbie Williams, Darcey Bussell and Felix Baumgarter. Uggie, the Artist: ...keep reading

Christenings – and my son’s promise to his godmother

Published by Emma Lee-Potter in on Thursday 12th January 2012

We’re not even halfway through January and my son’s stressed about exams, my daughter’s up against an essay deadline and my husband’s in Malaysia. But my spirits rise when two thank-you letters arrive in the post. Coincidentally, they’re from each of my god-daughters – Kitty, a sophisticated 24-year-old Londoner, and Maddie, 11, whose gymnastic talents are a joy to behold. They live at opposite ends of the country and I ...keep reading