What was your first job?
Trainee reporter in Norfolk.
If not in your present job, what would you like to do?
Travel and write.
What was your worst mistake?
Believing I could one day retire at 55.
What would be your ideal day away from the office?
Spending it with family and friends. Over food. With wine.
Name one person you would like to have dinner with?
Could they be a cross between Stephen Fry and Daniel Craig?
What was your best subject at school?
Athletics, gymnastics and English.
What would you do if you won the lotto?
Hope it was just enough to take the pressure off. But not enough to cause a headache.
What is your top time-saving tip? Stay focused.
What is your favourite time of day and why?
Arriving home to waiting man, meal and wildly excited dog.
What is your favourite item of clothing?
A classic, Chanel-style quilted jacket that I paid a fortune for more than 20 years ago.
What is the best thing about being in Yorkshire?
Where else can you do Harvey Nicks and the Dales in a day?
What would you like your epitaph to be?
Her sins were scarlet but her releases were read.