Where were you on 9/11?

Few of us will ever forget what we were doing when we heard the news that two passenger planes had crashed into the Twin Towers in New York…

Spare a thought for Hazel Thornton

So far so good: I’ve reached the middle of my book about the LCO, complete with the swinging sixties and suspect seventies. I’ve had to kill off our first hero, […]

The lion, the writer and the wardrobe…

Emergency wire from resident writer STOP Trapped in 1920s STOP Quarter through book STOP Only another 93 years to go STOP. This is the trouble with blithely setting off down […]

A new book for the LCO

Like most of the best projects, it all began with a phone call. “Hello, it’s the London Chamber Orchestra here. Would you write us a book for our centenary?” Only […]

About the Author

Jessica Duchen looking out of a window

Jessica Duchen writes words for and about music. Her journalism has appeared in The Sunday Times and The Guardian, among others. She was a critic for The Independent for 12 […]