India Knight - Author

About the Author

India Knight was born in 1965. She is the author of two novels for adults, My Life on a Plate and Don’t You Want Me?, a non-fiction collection of essays The Shops, and a book for children called The Baby. India also writes a column for the Sunday Times, alongside other newspapers and magazines. She lives in London E8 and is a mother of three.

 

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Featured books by India Knight

In Your Prime Older, Wiser, Happier

In Your Prime Older, Wiser, Happier

Author: India Knight Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Humane, witty, wise and full of practical advice: India Knight's guide to ageing is the book every woman has been waiting for. 'Our mothers' fifty is not our fifty. We have no map, no blueprint, no nothing. We have no sense of what is and isn't age-appropriate, or even of whether age-appropriateness is still relevant. We're supposed to be grown-up, but we seldom feel it.' Part guide, part memoir, part manual, in In Your Prime India Knight seeks to provide proper, weighty answers to the questions women are asking themselves now. Covering a wide range of subjects from clothes and cosmetics, being a parent to older children, having older parents and what that entails, and of course, the menopause, In Your Prime is the definitive, much-needed guide to approaching middle age with confidence and panache. India Knight is the author of three previous novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me and Comfort and Joy. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.

Other books by India Knight

The Goodness of Dogs The Human's Guide to Choosing, Buying, Training, Feeding, Living With and Caring For Your Dog

The Goodness of Dogs The Human's Guide to Choosing, Buying, Training, Feeding, Living With and Caring For Your Dog

Author: India Knight Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/08/2017

'Mixing the personal with the practical . . . a useful, well-structured read for those considering their first dog, and for the dog-ambivalent among us.' Observer This book is a celebration of happy dogs and the happy people who own them. At once a companion, a manual and a repository of useful information, The Goodness of Dogs also contains avid dog-lover India Knight's reflections on the sheer brilliance of dogs and the life-enhancing delight of dog ownership. If you have reached dog nirvana, you will recognize yourself. If you haven't yet - this book will help you. With chapters ranging from how to choose a breed (and where to get it from), to the joy and chaos of puppies, to feeding and training your dog, to choosing a vet and even how to cope with illnesses and death, The Goodness of Dogs will take you through every facet of dog ownership. Full of India Knight's inimitable wit and the sound advice she is famous for, and beautifully illustrated by artist Sally Muir, this book will make the perfect gift for any dog-lover.

In Your Prime Older, Wiser, Happier

In Your Prime Older, Wiser, Happier

Author: India Knight Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/05/2015

Humane, witty, wise and full of practical advice: India Knight's guide to ageing is the book every woman has been waiting for. 'Our mothers' fifty is not our fifty. We have no map, no blueprint, no nothing. We have no sense of what is and isn't age-appropriate, or even of whether age-appropriateness is still relevant. We're supposed to be grown-up, but we seldom feel it.' Part guide, part memoir, part manual, in In Your Prime India Knight seeks to provide proper, weighty answers to the questions women are asking themselves now. Covering a wide range of subjects from clothes and cosmetics, being a parent to older children, having older parents and what that entails, and of course, the menopause, In Your Prime is the definitive, much-needed guide to approaching middle age with confidence and panache. India Knight is the author of three previous novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me and Comfort and Joy. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.

Mutton

Mutton

Author: India Knight Format: Paperback Release Date: 31/07/2013

* 'Hilariously accurate. The funniest novel about the female mid-life crisis' The Times * Clara Hutt is forty-six years old, and in pretty good nick, considering. She has kick-ass underwear, a large and loving family, and a healthy sense of what matters in life. Until Gaby moves in. Gaby's an old school friend of Clara's who has just returned from LA. She may be a yoga mogul who lives off kale, and speaks a made-up fantasy novel language, but Gaby's no stranger to cosmetic surgery: she's almost fifty, but looks thirty-six at most. What with Gaby, and Clara's son's leggy girlfriend, Sky, wafting around the house in her stripy pants, Clara starts to wonder if a little Botox, a little filler, a nip and a tuck, would be so very wrong. Should she ignore the fear? Or is there another way to grow old gracefully - and how far is she prepared to go to find out? 'Had me reaching for the hankie as I wept with laughter from start to finish' Evening Standard 'A brilliant mix of humour and heart . . . offers a witty take on the ageing process, delivered in Knight's usual pithy, thought-provoking style' Grazia 'Tear-inducingly funny . . . we love this story' Closer 'Gleeful. A frank and funny novel of Harley Street makeovers and matronly madness' Independent India Knight is the author of three previous novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me and Comfort and Joy. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.

Help Lord 911!!!

Help Lord 911!!!

Author: India Knight Format: eBook Release Date: 16/11/2012

India Knight shares a series of confessions she wrote while going through various trials in her life. Sometimes you just need to cry out to God for help and Help Lord 911!!! shows you how to do just that. Desperate times call for desperate measures no matter what the situation. Read 'Confidence' when your self-esteem needs a boost or 'My Rent' when the rent is due and you're a little short. Help Lord 911!!! is a refreshing, unpolitically incorrect way to call on God for urgent care!

Don't You Want Me?

Don't You Want Me?

Author: India Knight Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2011

Don't You Want Me? is the second novel by bestselling author India Knight. Sex - there's a lot of it about. So why isn't Stella getting her fair share? Admittedly she's got a few handicaps: she's the wrong side of thirty-five and a single mum (to the adorable Honey), while her hot-blooded Frenchness turns English men pale. Mind you, the men she meets are either perma-tanned show-offs or poorly socialized podgers. On lot have shockingly shiny white teeth; the other lot have, well, wives. What's a girl to do? Dividing her time between London's most PC playgroup (most popular kids' names: Ichabod and Perdita) and lessons on the art of pulling from her cheeky housemate Frank (shame he's got ginger hair everywhere), Stella is seriously starting to wonder if she'll ever have sex again. 'Miles funnier and ruder than anything else of its kind' Evening Standard 'Fabulously funny . . . ace' Heat 'Delicious cleverness and funniness . . . slips down as easily as strawberry souffle' Sunday Telegraph India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com.

My Life On a Plate

My Life On a Plate

Author: India Knight Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/11/2011

My Life on a Plate is the hilarious and moving first novel by bestselling author India Knight. Does secretly fantasizing about buying slut shoes and see-through tops make you a Bad Mother? What about wearing pyjama bottoms on the school run? Clare Hutt (known to herself as Jabba the) has put her foxy single days very much behind her (rather like her cellulite), and has Got Her Man. She has a nice house, adorable children who only annoy her 90 per cent of the time, a large, eccentric and charming family, and an attractive (but increasingly mysterious) husband. And she gets to have regular sex . . . well, ish. Anyway, what the hell, it's only loins . . . Everyone wants to be married - don't they? 'Made me laugh out loud. Does for divorcees what Bridget Jones's Diary did for singletons' Lynn Barber, Daily Telegraph 'Brilliantly funny' Vogue 'A sharp, witty novel . . .. groundbreaking in women's fiction in that it attempts to investigate modern marriage: what it does to women, to their sex drive and their sense of self' Marie Claire 'That rare thing: the lightweight comic novel that is well written, neatly constructed and actually funny' Guardian 'A comic tour de force' Daily Telegraph India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com.

The Thrift Book Live Well and Spend Less

The Thrift Book Live Well and Spend Less

Author: India Knight Format: Paperback Release Date: 02/07/2009

The Thrift Book is a guide to how to live well while spending less by bestselling writer India Knight. Feeling poor because of the credit crunch? Feeling guilty because of global warming? Feeling like you'd like to tighten your belt, but aren't ready to embrace DIY macrame handbags? No need to panic. Put down the economy mince and buy this book instead - it's a blueprint for living beautifully, while saving money and easing your conscience. India Knight will show you: - How to make wonderful dinners with every little money - How to dress on a budget and still look fabulous - How to make friends and start sharing with your neighbours - How to holiday imaginatively - with barely a carbon footprint Try it - you have nothing to lose but your overdraft. 'A blueprint for living well, however broke you are, with thrifty tips on looking fab, cooking, pampering and partying' Cosmopolitan 'The Thrift Book might be the only sure-fire investment out there' Harper's Bazaar 'A triumphant treat and a useful and sensible manual' Independent India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com.

The Dirty Bits - For Girls

The Dirty Bits - For Girls

Author: India Knight Format: Paperback Release Date: 07/02/2008

One day someone came back from half-term with Delta of Venus, by Anais Nin . . .Well. Well. The book briskly did the rounds, getting tattier and tattier with each reading.Mouths dropped open in shock.Eyes popped with disbelief. Did people really. . . Did men really want to . . . ?'Edited and introduced by India Knight, THE DIRTY BITS - FOR GIRLS is an unmissable collection. From zipless action in Fear of Flying to jolly romps with Jilly Cooper; from transgressions with a priest in The Thorn Birds to mischief with Mellors; from a gentle first encounter with 'Ralph' in Forever to anything and everything but gentle in The Story of O. Even Keats, Chaucer and Shakespeare are up for no good. These are the stories that taught us about sex, volumes pilfered from our parents' bookshelves, books passed girl to girl, hidden in desks, whispered and wondered about.

Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet

Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet

Author: India Knight, Neris Thomas Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/01/2008

India Knight and Neris Thomas's top top ten bestseller Neris and India's Idiot Proof Diet is a hilariously honest account of a low-carb diet that actually works. Ever wanted a diet book by and for real people - you know, people who actually have a life? Congratulations! You've just picked it up. We lost ten stone in a year - and if we can do it, then just by following our tips you can do it too. There's never been a diet book like this - for women, by women, with simple advice that is not hard to follow (plus jokes). And read our new chapter on keeping up the good work. 'Amazingly frank . . . the honesty of their confessions exceeds anything previously published' Evening Standard 'A compulsive read with good advice, whether you want to lose five pounds or five stone. It addresses the emotional issues of eating. Completely delicious and simple-to-make recipes' Mail on Sunday 'Crammed with real dieters' hilarious motivation-boosting tips and anecdotes' Cosmopolitan India Knight is the author of four novels: My Life on a Plate, Don't You Want Me, Comfort and Joy and Mutton. Her non-fiction books include The Shops, the bestselling diet book Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet, the accompanying bestselling cookbook Neris and India's Idiot-Proof Diet Cookbook and The Thrift Book. India is a columnist for the Sunday Times and lives in London with her three children.Follow India on Twitter @indiaknight or on her blog at http://indiaknight.tumblr.com. Neris Thomas is a film producer and artist, she lives in London and is married with one daughter.

The Shops

The Shops

Author: India Knight Format: Paperback Release Date: 12/08/2004

Some people, the author included, love shopping so much that even the weekly trawl round Waitrose is a treat. In this essential guide/memoir, India Knight dissects the singular pleasures afforded by everyone's favourite pastime: from dragging your mother around TopShop aged 14 to feeling your entire life would somehow be perfect if only you bought that battered leather sofa. Part series of essays, part lists of essential information, you will never wonder about where to get the perfect 2-inches-off-the-waist pants again. The Shops is a book for everyone who's ever had to part with cash, which is to say, a book for everyone.

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