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

This bizarre image of the Libyan colonel playing chess, while continuing to defy NATO airstrikes and international condemnation made headlines round the world.  And according to a new book, fuelling the Miliband brothers’ Labour leadership feud,  Ed Miliband was a serious teenage  … 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 specialist subject on Celebrity Mastermind. What Laura Ingalls Wilder still  teaches 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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