Skip to Content

Tag Archives: heidi kingstone

In Conversation with Frank Ledwidge

As part of Jewish Book Week, Heidi will speak at an event on Tuesday February 28th, hosted by Liverpool Revive at the Lee Park Golf Club. Heidi will be in conversation with Frank Ledwidge, barrister and author of Losing Small Wars and Investment in Blood. This event will commence at 7.30pm. Tickets cost £15.00, including…
» Continue Reading

Jewish Book Week 2017

Heidi will be appearing at Jewish Book Week 2017. She will be in conversation with Linda Kelsey at JW3 on Wednesday March 1st at 1.00pm, discussing ‘Exceptional Women’. Heidi Kingstone is a Canadian-born foreign correspondent, who writes for Britain’s leading publications. She has interviewed many key international figures, from Benjamin Netanyahu to Princess Anne, Zaha…
» Continue Reading

Whatever Happened to Olga?

By Heidi Kingstone Do you find yourself, like me, longing for the days of the Soviet Union and dreaming that sometime in the not too distant future the Iron Curtain will once again descend?  While communism holds no special appeal for me, the women so beloved of the eastern bloc do. Walking around the old…
» Continue Reading

Do Svidaniya, Olga!

This article was first published in the September 2016 issue of Standpoint. Walking around the old Soviet factory in Narva, Estonia, recently, yards from the border with Russia, I saw her. Stuck on a pillar, Olga gazed out from an old propaganda poster. Grey and grainy, she typified hearty, hefty Soviet womanhood. She was built…
» Continue Reading

Interview with author Heidi Kingstone: A women’s perspective of life in Afghanistan

On July 8, Afghanistan’s first female nominee for the country’s supreme court, Anisa Rassouli, failed to win enough votes in parliament, coming up just nine votes short of necessary 97 required for her nomination to pass. One member of Parliament, Qazi Nazeer Hanafi, voiced objection to Rassouli’s nomination on the grounds that menstruating women are…
» Continue Reading

Dispatches makes The Lady’s Summer Read List

Thrilled to see Dispatches from the Kabul Cafe in The Lady’s summer reading list!