Born: England, 1948.

Family: Second of three daughters.

Parents: War heroes. Conscientious. Furious. Funny. Gave great parties. Had huge rows. Got divorced.

Religon: Born with an open mind. Christened into Church of England. Educated from age 4 to 18 at a Catholic convent Secularist.

Blog, Twitter, Facebook? None of the above. But I welcome friendly, interesting emails from friendly, interesting people, and I do my best to reply in kind.