WELCOME TO 'FIFTY SENSE' ...... June, 2016     

My second novel, 'Outstanding', was published on April 7 (hardback and Kindle )...

'PRIVATE EDUCATION IS A BRILLIANT SUBJECT AND FLETT'S ALL-SEEING EYE MISSES NOTHING. FROM 'DOWN FROM LONDON' YUMMY MUMMIES TO WHAT THE SUPER-WEALTHY WEAR AT COCKTAIL PARTIES, NO STYLE OR SOCIAL DETAIL ESCAPES HER... I REALLY ENJOYED IT' — Wendy Holden in The Daily Mail

 

'WITTY, POIGNANT AND WONDERFULLY OBSERVED' — The Irish Independent

 

''OUTSTANDING' BREEZES ALONG, TAPPING INTO THE ZEITGEIST IN ITS REFERENCES TO THE POLITICS OF PRIVATE EDUCATION, THE LIFESTYLES OF THE SUPER-RICH, REVENGE-PORN AND SAME SEX ADOPTION. [FLETT'S] PORTRAYAL OF FAMILY LIFE AND ENGAGING CHARACTERS ARE LIKELY TO STRIKE A CHORD.'

- The Observer

Breaking News...

I'm delighted to announce that my first novel, 'Separate Lives' (2012) is now being published in the US this summer... Yay!

                   Meanwhile, if you fancy it in Italian...

ABOUT FIFTY SENSE   

(Are you old enough to know better?)

Portrait by Julian Anderson for The Times
HELLO. The great irony of having been a 'Grumpy Old Woman' on the telly when I was neither particularly Grumpy nor very Old is that having now reached my fifties I am, inevitably, a bit of both. And though I arrived well prepared there were still a few things about fiftyness that came as a surprise. If you'd like to know more about the evolution of 'Fifty Sense' — my womanifesto, if you will — then hop on over to the first entry (scroll right down on The Blogs page). If, however, you are a returning visitor then I thank you. Either way, do let me know what you think. KATE x (Twitter: @kateflett/email: hello@kathrynflettsfiftysense.com)

ENOPAUSE-RELATED BREAKING NEWS! 18/4/16: Click on the button below for a brilliant article by my inspirational friend of, ahem, the past 33 years, Prof. Caryn Franklin MBE. It's a MUST READ... 

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1989

* Wanting a Nintendo Gameboy (while not quite getting what it's actually for...)

* Buying (and finishing) 'The Handmaid's Tale'

* Feeling a bit 'Parisian' outside a Cafe Rouge (with 'The Handmaids Tale')

* The Ayatollah issues a fatwah against Salman Rushdie . Scary...

* Jumping onto the Stone Roses bandwagon. There's  plenty of time...

* Wearing 'British Designer of The Year', Workers for Freedom

* Michael Keaton in Batman

* Nike Air Jordan IV

* Not going to see The Little Mermaid 'even if you  paid me... Oh, OK, you're paying me?'

* Disagreeing with Julie Burchill

* Del-Boy falls through the bar in 'Only Fools...'

Taylor Swift's '1989'

* ‘No, you absolutely cannot have another completely pointless Nintendo-whatever-the-fuck-it is* Anyway, how can you be nostalgic for Pokemon already? You’re 13? ’ (*it’s a 3DS XL)

* Buying (and not finishing) 'The Girl on the Train'

* Feeling insufficiently bearded in Meat:Liquor, with Twitter

* Via Twitter, Ayatollah Khamanei admits he's an #AvidReader of Tolstoy. Funny...

* ‘Who’s that guy we saw at Glastonbury?... No, obviously not AT Glastonbury, I mean being interviewed by Jo Whiley—on BBC2, at Glastonbury. OK. No, maybe it’s not him...

No, not him out of Elbow — the one we saw on Jools Holland. Oh, right—they were a BAND, were they? Yeeees! Royal Blood!’

* Not wearing 'British Designer of The Year', Erdem

* Michael Keaton in Birdman

* Nike Air Jordan 1 *re-mastered*

* Crying at Big Hero 6

* Agreeing with Caitlin Moran

* Frank Underwood falls into the Presidency in 'House of Cards'

PS: In Praise of 1964...

Monica Bellucci/Juliette Binoche/Sandra Bullock/Kathy Burke/Tracy Chapman/Neneh Cherry/Lisa Cholodenko/Courteney Cox/Beatrice Dalle/Bridget Fonda/Melinda Gates/Jane Horrocks/Diana Krall/Sarah Lancashire/Courtney Love/Elle Macpherson/Gina McKee/Michelle Obama/Gaby Roslin/Nadia Sawalha/Liza Tarbuck/Marisa Tomei... and Sarah Palin (though she’s not invited to my Tea Party)

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