Articles from 2006

Confessions of a Heroine Addict | The Sunday Times (Daisy Goodwin)

September 17, 2006

Confessions of a heroine addict

They’re never considered for literary prizes, but romantic novels say more about the society we live in than many realise, says Daisy Goodwin

From the age of 10 I have been sharing my most intimate moments with some highly unsuitable men: a would-be bigamist with a penchant for dressing up in women’s clothes, a gun-running philanderer who isn’t averse to a little marital rape, a misogynist snob with more money than sense and a sociopath who likes to strangle puppies. Despite their failings as human beings these men have been there for me through teenage heartache, marital difficulties, new babies, new jobs. In fact I rarely go to bed without one of them.

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Don’t Do It Girls: It Wouldn’t work for me and it shouldn’t for you | Independent on Sunday (Daisy Goodwin)

September 03, 2006

At the age of 17 I was convinced my difficulties with boys, parents and French verbs would be resolved if my hair was blond and curly instead of dark and straight. Funnily enough, the marmalade-coloured frizz that I arrived at, courtesy of Clairol, did nothing to improve my lot – quite the reverse if anything. But at least the evidence of my folly had grown out four months later. Read on

Daisy Pulls It Off  | Broadcast ( Dan Wootton)

September 19, 2006

After launching in the midst of unexpected tragedy Daisy Goodwin’s start-up Silver River has had a bumper first year. Self-styled head girl tells Dan Wootton how she is fostering a culture of success at the indie Daisy Goodwin has always been the archetypal glamorous TV executive. She’s a talent-spotter par excellence, she’s friends with the right people – and she’s certainly not camera shy. Read on

Poetry? It’ll soon be about as popular as morris dancing | The Observer (David Smith)

January 29, 2006

Daisy Goodwin, the TV presenter dubbed the Nigella Lawson of poetry, has warned that the art form of Shakespeare and Keats is dying and set to become as quaint as morris dancing.Read on