A friend of mine, sick of finding himself flailing around in painful relationships, put his head in his hands and said: ‘I just want to settle down with a nice Lebanese girl.’ He had in mind someone who would crowd the mantelpiece with photos and invitations, plump cushions, put sweets out in bowls on the table (Lebanese people do a lot of this), cook delicious things that make the whole...
London in the 1970s wasn’t wildly inspirational in terms of food. Everyone was thin because the food was so crap. If you had wanted to get fat you would have had to have eaten more of it and that would have been insane.
‘Another ladleful of greyish, dryish mince?’
However, my dad lived in New York. In fact, New York in the 1970s was run down, poor and dangerous but, compared...
Anna Blundy is the author of the Faith Zanetti quintet a series of five books about a war correspondent with a passion for the truth, men and vodka. Anna is a journalist herself, former Moscow correspondent for The Times, and she lives between Italy and London. She has a black dog called Marmite