Diana Melly

Diana Melly comes from Essex, loves dancing and lives in Shepherds Bush with her two dogs. She volunteers in a London Prison, is a patron of Dignity in Dying and an Ambassador for Dementia UK. In 2007 Chatto published her memoir about her life with George Melly to whom she was married for forty six years. 

She started cooking when she was 12 and her mother was running a seaside B & B in West Mersea. Her new book ‘Strictly Ballroom, Tales from the Dance Floor’ was published last month by Short Books