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Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
March marks International Women’s Day and is also the month in which the Literary Festival transforms our city into a veritable salon of word and thought. Who better to channel than one of the few truly iconic writers, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie? Feminist, writer and lover of makeup.
Following a tip-off that the February edition would be a riot of romance I racked my brains to conjure a suitable icon. I’m not about to pretend there weren’t many real-life figures who sprang to mind, but the difficulty I faced was the way in which the (usually) women associated strongly with romance are portrayed...
Helena Bonham Carter CBE
There are some actors one admires for their talent, others for their creative choices and still others for their look and, in my opinion, Helena Bonham Carter has achieved this hat-trick. Plus, as the great granddaughter of HH Asquith, Prime Minister and First Earl of Oxford, it seems only right to celebrate her on the pages of this august publication.