Elena Bowes

New York-London travel writer of a certain vintage looking for meaning and wholeness in life

I caught up with English author and biographer Claire Tomalin about her best-selling memoir A Life of My Own. I loved it and can’t recommend it highly enough. Still working, the 85-year-old author shared her thoughts on moving on from sadness, finding love late in life (she married playwright and author Michael Frayn in 1993 when...

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3 weeks ago
Claire Tomalin: Writing a Life - Elena Bowes

I caught up with English author and biographer Claire Tomalin about her best-selling memoir A Life of My Own. I loved it and can’t recommend it highly enough. Still working, the 85-year-old author shared her thoughts on moving on from sadness, finding love late in life (she married playwright and author Michael Frayn in 1993 when they were both 60) and her favourite London libraries.

I caught up with English author and biographer Claire Tomalin about her best-selling memoir A Life of My Own. I loved it and can’t recommend it highly enough. Still working, the 85-year-old author shared her thoughts on moving on from sadness, finding love late in life (she married playwright and ...

3 weeks ago
John Bercow, Shouting for ‘Order’ Amid Chaos, Is Brexit’s Surprise Star and Villain

Between the fiasco that is Brexit on one side of the pond and the longest government shutdown in the US’s history on the other, sometimes I just want to crawl under the sheets and look at New Yorker cartoons.
For others in want of a momentary escape, I recommend Ellen Barry’s humorous article in The New York Times about Parliament’s - small in stature large in confidence and annoyance ... See more

Speaker John Bercow has overturned precedent to give the British Parliament a bigger role in Brexit.

4 weeks ago
New Year's Resolution - Done + Dusted - Elena Bowes

New story... http://bit.ly/NYResolutionsDone

Be nicer. So simple, and yet so not. That NY’s Resolution lasted a day. I won’t go into what happened – Stretch has already had far too much airtime. Why bother having a resolution at all, one might ask? Old habits die hard. When I was young, my father used to go around the dinner...