I live in a pink house in Northern Tuscany. I’m a therapist, trained at the Tavistock and Portman NHS Trust, and I mainly see patients on Skype, people in countries with little access to psychotherapy. I have two black labradors and I bake. I speak fluent Russian and good French and Italian.
I am also a novelist and journalist, a former Moscow correspondent for the Times, currently Life of the Mind columnist for Prospect. I wrote a memoir about my late father called Every Time We Say Goodbye and then five thrillers about Faith Zanetti, war correspondent – The Bad News Bible, Faith Without Doubt, Breaking Faith (US)/Double Shot (UK), Vodka Neat (US)/Neat Vodka (UK) and My Favourite Poison. My last novel was called The Oligarch’s Wife.
Neat Vodka is currently in development with Amber Entertainment.