My grandparents were Russian Jewish immigrants. My father hailed from Buenos Aires.  My mother studied art in Paris in the 1930s.  The eclectic provenance into which I emerged via London’s East End was once rabble of refugees.  It’s now a trendy hotspot. 

In 1946, we left England for the glamour of the USA.  Los Angeles and New York failed to cure my mother’s homesickness so we returned to post-war Blighty where the only nod to colour were pea soup fogs.  

Educated at the Lycée Français, I learned to flirt fluently in four languages.  By the age of 9, I’d danced flamenco under Spanish stars, picked grapes in the vineyards of Tuscany, eaten Bouillabaisse in the back streets of Marseilles and developed a passion for the art of tauromachia.

At 18, I travelled through Andalucía interpreting on the biography of the world’s most famous bullfighter, El Cordobés.  The book was entitled … or I’ll Dress You in Mourning and became an international best seller.  It may have been his story, but it was also mine . . . 

At 21, newly-returned to London, I married, had a darling daughter, divorced, married again, had another darling daughter, started my antiques business, and moved home 14 times in 19 years.

At 42, freshly-divorced with two teens in tow, I flung myself into the swirling waters of the singles social scene.  Younger men became my choice du soir and I, apparently, became theirs.

In 2003, I co-authored my first book: Move Over, Mrs. Robinson -The Vibrant Guide to Dating, Mating and Relating for Women of a Certain Age. The chapter which received the most media attention was called An Unsuitable Boy.  This encouraged me to continue the back-bending research that led to my first boudoir memoir: The Toyboy Diaries followed by The Toyboy Diaries 2 – The Daily Male released in the UK, Australia, Germany, New Zealand, Russia and Spain.

My first novel, Blood on the Sand,  followed, inspired by life as the girlfriend of a matador.

On January 18th 2018, the musical production of The Toyboy Diaries will hit the stage at The Hope Mill Theatre, Manchester for a 4 week run!!   

This will hopefully be followed by a national tour.

The achievements of which I am most proud, however, are my two children and my five wonderful, beautiful grandchildren.