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Playing Chess with Gaddafi: What boardgames teach us about winning.

This bizarre image of the Libyan colonel playing chess, while┬ácontinuing to┬ádefy NATO airstrikes and international condemnation made headlines round the world.┬á And according to a new book, fuelling the Miliband brothers’ Labour leadership feud,┬á Ed Miliband was a serious teenage┬á … Continue reading

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Little Feminist on the Prairie

This is the full version of my Guardian article published in November 2010, about why I chose her as my┬áspecialist subject on Celebrity Mastermind. What Laura Ingalls Wilder still ┬áteaches us about independence, and living through an age of austerity. … Continue reading

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Mastermind: Lessons from the black leather chair

When I agreed to appear on BBC1’s Celebrity Mastermind at Christmas, nobody told me I would be subject to makeup mishaps, psychological intimidation and pain in the brain. I know, I know. The word “celebrity” in a programme title is … Continue reading

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