What books are currently on your bedside table?

The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time by Mark Haddon; Just Like Mother Used to Make by Tom Norrington-Davis; Little Women by Louisa May Alcott; A People’s History of Britain by Rebecca Fraser.

What one invention would make life easier for you?
An instant decision-maker.
What gets you up in the morning?
My children.
What is your greatest indulgence in life?
What ingredients do you think every student should have in their kitchen cupboard?
Teabags, lemons, pasta, bread (butter, eggs and bacon in fridge) and HP sauce.
Who or what inspires you?
Who would you most like to be stuck in a lift with and why?
Charles Saatchi – we’re still in "that” stage of marriage.
What are the three requirements for achieving “Domestic Goddess” status?
I wouldn’t know: if I were actually a domestic goddess I’d never have written the book.
If you weren’t a journalist and cookery writer, what would you have liked to have been?
A sniper.
And finally, Nigella Lawson never leaves the house without…?
My mobile phone!