Kathryn Flett

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Kathryn Flett (born April 1964) is a British TV critic, author, and star of the BBC's Grumpy Old Women series. She was educated at Notting Hill & Ealing High School, and Hammersmith and West London College.

Flett began her career as a staff writer for i-D Magazine in 1985. This was followed by a period as features editor and fashion editor of The Face (1987-1989), three years as a freelancer, and then editor of Arena magazine from 1992-1995.

In 1995, at the age of 31, she joined The Observer as associate editor of the magazine Observer Life, later becoming a features writer and TV critic on the newspaper.

In 1997, Flett's husband of just 17 months had just left her, and the couple were going through a messy divorce. Flett found an outlet for her grief by writing about the break-up in gory detail, week-by-week, in her Observer newspaper column. She published a book about the relationship, The Heart-shaped Bullet (ISBN 0330370383) in 1999.

Since 2004 Kathryn has starred in the BBC TV’s Grumpy Old Women series and in 2008 was a judge on Channel 4’s Miss Naked Beauty. Her first novel, Separate Lives, was published July 2012 by Quercus Books.


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