|Location||London, United Kingdom|
|Introduction||Music, ballet and writing, with ginger. Author, journalist (The Independent), etc. "Everything she writes is worth reading" - The Times..."Dazzling perceptiveness" - Joanna Lumley on Songs of Triumphant Love... "A rare talent" - Gavin Esler on Hungarian Dances www.jessicaduchen.co.uk . www.hungariandances.co.uk . My books|
|Interests||Books, music, ballet, theatre, cinema, playing the piano, cooking, travelling.|
|Favorite Movies||Les enfants du Paradis, The Lives of Others, Apocalypse Now, Cinema Paradiso, Jean de Florette/Manon des Sources, Un Coeur en Hiver, Wings of Desire, Mephisto, Heimat, most Eric Rohmer, most Louis Malle, most Woody Allen|
|Favorite Music||Classical from 16th to 21st centuries. World music & jazz in many permutations. Secret passions include Leonard Cohen, Paul Simon, the Beatles and REM.|
|Favorite Books||Midnight's Children by Salman Rushdie, I Capture the Castle by Dodie Smith, Possession by A.S. Byatt, First Love by Ivan Turgenev, Anna Karenina by Tolstoy, everything by Vladimir Nabokov, The Road Home by Rose Tremain, 26A by Diana Evans, Music and Silence by Rose Tremain, A Suitable Boy by Vikram Seth, Immigrant Blues (poems) by Goran Simic|
The squish of mud between your toes; how would you live your life as a frog?
Very happily, preferably in the south of Frogland!