A long-standing contributor to the UK national press, Rebecca is a former columnist and feature writer for the Daily Telegraph. She has previously worked as a writer and commissioning editor on Vogue and the Daily Mail, and as a producer on Radio 4’s Woman’s Hour. The recipient of an Amnesty International Press Award in 1996, she has contributed to many national publications over the years, and currently reviews fiction and non-fiction for the Financial Times.

Selected Articles


If Milliband Wills It, Is It A Dream?   The Jewish Chronicle

Is Everything You Thought About Older Mothers Wrong?  The Daily Mail

Elisabeth Taylor: A Master of Miniaturism  The New Statesman

Showing the Shoah  The New Statemsn

The Female Gaze  The New Statesman

Let’s All Go Out To Play  The New Statesman

Mistaken Identities: The Strange Case of Binyamin Wilkomirski The New Statesman

Lost in Translation: the truth about living overseas The Guardian

 Still My Little Darling: a second child can have a profound impact The Guardian

 The Importance of Being Jewish  Jewish Chronicle

 The Great Betrayal: Britain’s Educational Apartheid The New Statesman

 What Is Childhood? An enquiry into the Britain’s children Daily Telegraph

 Children After 9/11: Restoring Their Faith in the World Daily Telegraph

 The Rise of the Only Child Daily Telegraph

 To Smack or Not to Smack? Daily Telegraph

Alexander Gordon: A Prophet in his own Country  History Today

 A Handful of Trouble  Daily Telegraph

 The Truth About Nurseries  Daily Telegraph 

 We’re Your Friends: Why Children Need Friendship  Daily Telegraph

Why A Second Child Spells Ruin For Working Mums  New Statesman


Alan Silberberg: I Learned to Mourn – 40 years Too Late   The Guardian

Elif Shafak:  Motherhood is Sacred in Turkey  The Guardian

Kate Figes: The Truth About Couples The Guardian

Jonathan Safran: Foer Mad About Meat The Jewish Chronicle

Michael Morpurgo: Anthem for doomed youth Daily Telegraph

Steve Biddulph Daily Telegraph

Book Reviews

The Museum of Extraordinary Things, by Alice Hoffman, The Financial Times

The last Days, by Laurent Seksik, The Financial Times

Unexploded, by Alison MacLeod, The Financial Times

Wings of desire, by Rebecca Abrams, The Financial Times

Enon, by Paul Harding, The Financial Times

The Small Hours by Susie Boyt  The Financial Times

The Liars’ Gospel by Naomi Alderman The New Statesman

City of Blood and Gold: Jerusalem by Simon Sebag Montefiore  The New Statesman

The Wonderbox by Roman Kriznaric The Jewish Chronicle

Ulysses Revisited:  Howard Jacobson, Henry Goodman and Derbhla Crotty  2012 Jewish Book Week

Fatal Purity:  Robespierre and the French Revolution by Ruth Scurr   The Guardian

Alexis de Tocqueville by Hugh Brogan The Guardian

The AfterLife by Donald Antrim The Guardian

One of Us by Melissa Benn The Guardian

The Baby in the Mirror by Charles Ferneyhough  The Guardian

Why Love Matters by Sue Gerhardt  The Guardian

On The Move by Natasha Walters New Statesman

Mr Rosenblum’s List by Natasha Solomons  Jewish Chonicle

Where the God of Love Hangs Out by Amy Bloom   Jewish Chronicle

Blind Side of the Heart by Julia Franck   Jewish Chronicle

Clara by Janice Galloway  Prospect Magazine

 How Not To Be A Hypocrite by Adam Swift  New Statesman

 The Winter Vault by Anne Michaels 

Daddy Rules by Rachel Sontag  Jewish Chronicle

Hurry Down Sunshine by Michael Greenberg  Jewish Chronicle

Love and War in the Pyrenees by Rosemary Bailey  Jewish Chronicle

Stiffed by Susan Faludi   New Statesman

The Hite Report on Shere Hite by Shere Hite  New Statesman

The Complete Short Stories of Muriel Spark  New Statesman

Auto Da Fay by Fay Weldon  New Statesman

One Day by Ardashir Vakil   New Statesman

Only Human by Jenny Diski New Statesman

The Parent Trap by Maureen Freely  New Statesman

The Sappho Companion by Margaret Reynolds  New Statesman

Mr Phillips by John Lanchester New Statesman

Isaac’s Storm: The drowning of Galveston by Erik Larson  New Statesman

Recent Broadcasts

How to Write, BBC TWO

A Good Read, BBC Radio 4

Woman’s Hour, BBC Radio 4

Off the Page, BBC Radio 4

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