I was in India for six weeks and this incredible country shook me. It taught me multiple lessons, but one of the things that has stayed with me the most so far has been the sense of impermanence in traditional Indian culture. About 10 days into the trip I headed to an ashram in Tamil … More Impermanence
A few months ago, unbeknownst to all my friends, family and workplace, the husband and I booked two one way tickets to India. We then set about packing up our life in London, gave up our flat, did some housesitting and cat sitting and handed in our notice at work to somewhat bemused bosses. We … More And… Miss W is off!
Hello readers, Miss W has been leading a frantic life recently… The details will be revealed in a few days, but in the meantime, she has some thoughts on the festive season. I was brought up in an evangelical Christian environment, so Christmas was a big deal, on account of it being Jesus’ bday and … More Christmas thoughts
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Book hype is basically my job. I work to create a buzz around the books we publish so people want to buy them – always tap, tap, tapping into their internal FOMO (fear of missing out). Book hype, though, baffles me sometimes, and more often than I’d like to admit, makes…
A while ago, my friend Claire, who is the Publicity Manager at Icon Books, mentioned she was promoting an amazing memoir of a girl whose father had gone to prison for bank robbery. I love memoirs, and thought this sounded intriguing, so when I found a copy around the office I was delighted. This début … More Book Review – Bandit by Molly Brodak
Amy Sia’s designs are diverse but instantly recognisable for one thing they all have in common; eye-popping colour. With “bold colours and painterly watercolours” her style constantly evolves and changes. She says,“I get bored of doing the same thing.” This desire for frequent change also translates to her location. Originally from Australia, she moved to … More Interview with Amy Sia – Textile Designer
Hello out there If you follow me on Instagram (@iam_miss_w) or Twitter (Iammiss_w) you may know that I have published my first essay with Buzzfeed. You can read it here. Now Miss W just needs to sit back and wait for it to go viral… So click away my lovelies!
As some of you know, I work in the book industry. I am surrounded by the latest books on the market, often proofs before they are published. Back around January/February time, I got my hands on a white proof with a provocative black slit on the cover. The spine said simply Maestra. My boss put … More In Defence of Smut
I met with Andrés Pascual, the well-known Spanish author on a sunny day in June in the heart of Notting Hill. After having given up his law firm, Pascual and his wife decided to give London life a shot. They have been in what he terms the “interminable” city for a year and half. The … More Interview with Author Andrés Pascual
A few days ago in the wee hours of the morning (3:45 to be precise) I was reading the news as I usually do when I can’t sleep. I came across the story of Qandeel Baloch, the Pakistani social media star murdered by her brother in order to protect their family’s “honour.” Baloch, 26, was in an … More Scars Across Humanity