Lucia van der Post

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The South African-born author of Things I Wish My Mother Had Told Me is the undisputed doyenne of all things stylish in London, having been the founding editor of the Financial Times’ How to Spend It magazine. An inveterate traveler and committed wilderness-seeker, if she could be anywhere this winter, it would be “drifting through Indonesia’s Flores Sea in a beautiful old-fashioned phinisi, swimming with manta rays and watching schools of dolphins at play”.