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Benedict Quinn: Heads-up Eating

Philippa Barton

Top Quote: “We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars” – Oscar Wilde

Would Get Out of Bed For: A large glass of Sancerre with some very good friends - better make it a bottle. Would get back into bed for Clooney or Clunes (George or Martin.)

Dirty Secret: M&S mini scotch eggs Jeremy Clarkson & Michael Ball (not all together, that would be simply too outrageous).

Hot Under the Collar: Unwarranted exclamation marks – laughing at your own jokes. Not acceptable.

Quintessentially Cornish: Escaped the Rat Race in 2007 to return to her Cornish roots, but is still just that little bit Chelsea Girl.

Writers Block: Wholly responsible for the ‘seriously splendids,’ fabulousy fresh’ and ‘gloriously gushing’. Creative consultant at How to Make a Bed

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