Barbara Taylor Bradford: Fond of Paris, still to get to Hong Kong, never forgets Leeds
Where do you holiday?
My husband Bob and I enjoy travelling, and after selling our 14-room New York apartment to Uma Thurman we are in temporary accommodation, and keen to take lots of holidays.
We are about to embark on a cruise. A friend is celebrating her birthday and has chartered a ship and invited 200 friends.
Two - the South of France and Paris. The first for relaxing in the sun, the second for shopping. Bob has a fantastic eye and always picks out wonderful clothes and handbags for me.
What do you never travel without?
I should say Bob, but I never go anywhere without my Hermes Kelly bag. I have 22. Did you know it's named after Princess Grace of Monaco? It's perfect for essentials: passport, purse, phone, make-up.
Place you want to visit?
Hong Kong. I've been nearly everywhere else. Bob made a film there of one of my books and took Lindsay Wagner, Christopher Cazenove and Stephanie Beecham, but I had to make a speech in Florida so couldn't make it.
Sun or snow?
We live in New York, where the summers are fine, but in winter we like the sun. My book is currently number one in Australia so we might take in a bit of the Australian summer.
Where do you feel most at home?
England. I'm a Yorkshire girl who started work on the local paper in Leeds with Keith Waterhouse. I haven't lost my accent and I still have my British passport. We don't have a permanent base here, but the Dorchester Hotel is a home from home.
How do you while away the time at the airport and on flights?
I read vociferously. Either biographies or history.
By John Mcentee