A form of censorship
20th November 2018
The news that Manchester students have defaced a mural of Rudyard Kipling’s poem ‘If’ and replaced it comes as no surprise. Anything seen as even remotely linked to an ‘ism’ is a target – no matter how long ago it was or what the circumstances were. Th …
Milk, butter, dildo anyone?
25th October 2018
Sainsbury’s thinks it can help the one in three Brits who are not happy in the bedroom by selling cheap sex toys. So now you can buy a dildo with your duck and all will be well. I don’t think so. Can you imagine anything less sexy than something called …
4th September 2018
Ernest Hemingway once said: “There is no friend as loyal as a book.” Over the summer I made some good new friends. I have been trying to decide whether one of them became ‘best’ friends, but it’s tricky to compare them. A bit like real friends they all …
29th August 2018
I have been totally amazed by the TV critics’ unequivocal praise for the latest BBC series; Bodyguard. Every single review I’ve read has been positive bordering on fawning. It’s almost as if the whole of the press has come together and decided to say n …
Summer Sizzler #1
24th July 2018
I used to be mad about Elizabeth Arden’s Eight Hour Cream. It seemed to me like a little miracle in a tube that helped with everything from dry lips to children’s grazed knees. My first summer sizzler is a slight variation on the cream; The Lip Protect …
Come on England or Heja Svergie?
6th July 2018
They say that when the gods want to punish you they answer your prayers. At the beginning of this World Cup I was thrilled (being half Swedish) to have two teams in it. If Sweden don’t make it past the group stages (and why would they?) I’ll have Engla …
Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles
The Arnolfini Marriage
The Ex Factor
More, More France
To Hell in High Heels
Love in a Warm Climate
The Viva Mayr Diet
All You Need to be Impossibly French
Penguin Books US
Two Lipsticks and a Lover
More France Please we’re British
About Helena Frith Powell
Helena Frith Powell was born in Sweden to a Swedish mother and Italian father, but grew up mainly in England. She is the author of eleven books, translated into several languages including Chinese and Russian. She wrote the French Mistress column The Sunday Times about life in France for several years. She is a regular contributor to the Daily Mail, Mail on Sunday, The Times, Daily Telegraph, Tatler Magazine and Harper’s Bazaar.
Helena has been the editor of four magazines, including M Magazine, a supplement for the Abu Dhabi based National Newspaper and FIVE, a high-end fashion glossy, also published in Abu Dhabi. Helena was also editor in chief of 360 Life, a quarterly glossy magazine published with the Sports 360 Newspaper in Dubai, part of the Chalhoub Group. She writes a beauty blog www.beautyorbeast.uk.
Her third novel, The Arnolfini Marriage, based on a romance that evolves around a van Eyck masterpiece came out in 2016. As well as contributing regularly for newspapers and magazines, writing short stories and studying for a Masters in Creative Writing at the University of Cambridge, Helena is also working on a thriller called The Longest Night that will be published in spring 2019. Her latest non-fiction work Smart Women Don’t Get Wrinkles came out in hardback in 2016 and came out in paperback in April 2018.
Helena was educated at Durham University and lived in the Languedoc region of France for eight years, where the family still have a home. She lives between there and London with her husband Rupert and their three children.