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Wednesday 8th February, 2012

I had a great time at the Dickens in London event at the BFI last night. I was lucky to get a ticket to see see the 200th Birthday celebrations! It was a part of the huge worldwide programme of Dickens-related events taking place this year, in conjunction with the British Council.

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Thursday 2nd February, 2012

Writing a book means that you get to know all the best cafes in your area. And this morning I've been at my new favourite, the lovely Russet Cafe in Hackney Downs is the perfect location for an author dealing with lots of red pen from her editor!

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Sunday 29th January, 2012

We just finished the final episode of Treme season 1. I was obsessed with the Wire, and so excited about watching their next project, and I've really loved it. And only partly because I've loved geeking out about the accents.

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Saturday 28th January, 2012

I saw John Akomfrah's film The Nine Muses last night at the ICA. It's been a while since I've made a trip to the ICA, I forget what an amazing and exciting institution it is. I've never seen a film like The Nine Muses before, but found it really captivating. It's a non-narrative meditation on migration and travel, told through beautiful...

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Saturday 28th January, 2012

It's been an exciting and busy few months. I've been putting the final touches to my book 'Work on Your Accent', which is due to be published by HarperCollins in August 2012.

I'm so excited about the project. I've been co-authoring with the wonderful Sarah Shepherd, and with the help of our fantastic editors I think we've created a really useful practical guide. It's going to be a must-...

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