The Prime Minister has been urged to toughen border controls after a passenger arriving from South Africa revealed she walked through Heathrow unchecked. Sharon Feinstein, who lives in Islington, north London, claims she walked through the terminal following a trip to Johannesburg, where the mutant strain is rife. Ms Feinstein landed yesterday after visiting her … Continued
Why write a biography? It only pins you down. Suffice to say I was born in Africa. And already that’s seeing the world without its skin. My father was the local gynaecologist. My mother was born in Strasbourg. My grandmother lived with us. In many ways I loved my childhood but not in others. I would have been cheating myself if I hadn’t left to study English literature in Britain. Before that I was lucky enough to live in Paris on the threshold of womanhood, in the spring, on my own, and of course that stays with you forever. We ate well and cheaply and I learnt to love wine and got engaged. At Edinburgh I got a First class MA Honours and the Janet Christie Bequest to study abroad. So we drove to Florence and lived in an old farmhouse for 8 months, learning Italian, studying at the British Institute.
In the slipstream of your life you imagine you’ll be a great writer, another Virginia Woolf, have the perfect family, be the best mother. So many impossible aims. I ended up being a journalist. A mother to one daughter. A lover. As a journalist I did quite a lot of good in the beginning. Campaigning stories, saving a horribly mistreated lioness in Italy, seals in the Hebrides, premature babies at Dulwich hospital in need of incubators, endangered leatherback turtles in Tobago. I have done a lot of travel articles, restaurant and hotel reviews, and many years of exciting seat-of-the pants Showbiz stories, travelling with Freddie Mercury, Rod Steward, Spandau Ballet, interviewing Angelina Jolie, Leonardo di Caprio, Bono, Jude Law. Now I’m writing a novel set in Venice and its working title is Behind the Mirror. With a novel, which takes years to write, you’re not the same person at the end of the book as you were at the beginning. The story has changed, the characters are deeper, but you have changed with them. You fall in love with all of them. I’m nearly ready to say goodbye to them and let then stand on their own.
Freelance journalist Sharon Feinstein claimed she was able to get through border controls in 10 minutes with no checks. She insisted the UK needed to get a grip on this to help stop the spread of the South African coronavirus strain across the country. Boris Johnson has been urged to toughen border controls after Ms … Continued
The Prime Minister has been urged to toughen border controls after a passenger arriving from South Africa revealed she walked through Heathrow unchecked. Sharon Feinstein, who lives in Islington, north London, claims she walked through the terminal following a trip to Johannesburg, where the mutant strain is rife. Ms Feinstein landed yesterday after visiting her mother, and had … Continued
CORONAVIRUS: BORDER FARCE COMMENT SHARON FEINSTEIN Freelance journalist I HAVE just got off the plane from South Africa. Heathrow terminal five on a Monday at 12.30pm. Not a sleepy Sunday or the middle of the night. I’ve arrived a week before the hotel quarantine will supposedly be put in place for anyone coming from countries … Continued
SHARON FEINSTEIN admitted she was shocked with how quickly she was able to get through Heathrow Airport despite coming from South Africa. Freelance journalist Sharon Feinstein claimed she was able to get through border controls in 10 minutes with no checks. She insisted the UK needed to get a grip on this to help stop … Continued
Sharon Feinstein says she was “in tears” after breezing through the airport when officials failed to ask for her virus documents – despite her having them out and ready to show A passenger returning from South Africa has labelled Britain’s Covid border checks a “disgrace” after claiming to have passed through Heathrow unchallenged. Sharon Feinstein … Continued
Priti Patel will probe claims of furious traveller who said she walked through Heathrow in 10 minutes with NO checks after returning from South Africa amid calls for tougher controls
Travellers to the UK will be tested for coronavirus a few days after they arrive Test must be taken in the 72 hours before travelling, and those without face fine One passenger said she walked through Heathrow in 10 minutes with no checks The Home Secretary is to probe claims made by a passenger who … Continued
Go for the fantastic peach-and-champagne Bellinis and martini cocktails, the interesting people, the fact that Ernest Hemingway sat at a certain table writing his novels and Ezra Pound composed poetry here, says travel writer Sharon Feinstein. Harry’s Bar, Venice, is a one-off and never fails to impress. Harry’s doesn’t advertise itself. It’s so understated that … Continued