Fay Maschler

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Fay Maschler is the restaurant critic of London's Evening Standard newspaper, having won a contest for the position in 1972.[1] This was supposed to last for three months but she has since been there for over 40 years.[1] She was born Fay Coventry in India on 15 July 1945 and was married to the publisher Tom Maschler from 1970 to 1987.[2] She was latterly married to Reg Gadney, the thriller writer and painter; he died in early May 2018.[3]


  1. ^ a b Richard Godwin (17 July 2015), "Queen of the restaurant scene: Fay Maschler turns 70", Evening Standard
  2. ^ The Palgrave Dictionary of Anglo-Jewish History, Palgrave Macmillan, 2011, p. 652, ISBN 9781403939104
  3. ^ Witherow, John, ed. (21 June 2018). "Obituary - Reg Gadney". The Times (72567). p. 54. ISSN 0140-0460.