Joy is a journalist for the London Evening Standard and the founder of Trouble, the occasional women's club. 

My home is the London Evening Standard, for which I write and edit its historic Londoner's Diary column. The column is a sketchbook of the goings-on of high profile people, a record of the shifting sands of style, money, intellectual life and reputation in the capital. Previous editors include Harold Nicolson,  Winston Churchill - for a week when his son Randolph, the real editor, was away -  and more lately Max Hastings and Sarah Sands, the current editor of the newspaper. 

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I am also a regular feature writer and interviewer for the Evening Standard, covering a range of subjects from the art world to political gossip, trends, and of course the people who make it all go round. 

I am also a regular book reviewer for our sister paper, the Independent on Sunday, specialising in history and ideas, and once in a while, fiction read while off on long weekends. 

 

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You might also have met me at Trouble, the pop-up club in Central London with a mission to put great women speakers on stage and create a home-from-home for our members.  Speakers have included Mary Beard, Justine Picardie, Natalie Bennett and we built a nice little network. 

We are having a break at the moment but planning to bring it back later in 2016. 

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