Philippa Pigache has been a journalist for more than 50 years, and, In her time, has covered everything except crime and sport. She also writes books, plays and short stories. She has been on staff of local newspapers, magazines, national newspapers, radio and television, including the Sunday Times, Daily Mail, Daily Mirror, the Guardian, ITN and BBC science features. She was quiz-queen for Cosmopolitan, agony auntie for Woman’s Realm and, since the 1990s, she has written on medical science for specialist magazine. She has authored several medical self-help books. She has won awards for journalism, books and fiction.