To celebrate Bono’s translation into Chinese, here’s our story in pictures (apologies for the blurry shots, but it was a busy time).

Fabulous Kiwi Fortnight

I’ve always loved New Zealand readers. When I began column writing all those years ago, they became my exacting tutors. They insisted I was better at writing about dog poo than politics. Later on, when times were tough, they embraced me with great kindness. They taught me a person is never entirely alone. Since the […]

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Can’t wait to visit my homeland and share my latest book, BONO THE RESCUE CAT, with new and old friends I’ll be travelling South and North Islands over two weeks, and hope to catch up with you along the way. Glamorous highlights will be bubbles and High Tea events hosted by the Australian Women’s Weekly […]

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Australian Women’s Weekly Review

“In her NY Times bestseller debut, Brown wrote of Cleo, the kitten that helped her heal, after son Sam, nine, was run over and killed in 1983. Bono, “a shaved black mini lion”, is the cat with special needs (chronic kidney disease), homeless after Hurricane Sandy, which her US publisher insists she foster. Brown was finding life full of ennui, after […]

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Old Haunts

It’s surprising how little has changed in the New York neighbourhood where Bono and I lived. At the time, I had no idea our story would become a book translated into Chinese and Russian. “Seems like yesterday Lydia and I climbed those front steps with a wide-eyed cat inside his carry case. The heart-shaped door […]

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Nothing like a crochet rug.#catsofinstagram #catsandblankets #crochetlove


Our talented friend, Heather Fahnle, created this extraordinary mosaic splash back for our kitchen. It lights up the room, reflecting the bush and sea around us. Thank you, Heather. You’re amazing #mosaics #kitchenideas @heather_fahnle_ #arttolivewith #splashbacks


Finally! Cleo the audio book goes on sale today. Hope you can understand my Kiwi accent.


Happy Halloween.🕸🕷🦇


What an amazing two weeks in New Zealand. Thanks to everyone who came out to meet me.


Huge thanks to Australian Women’s Weekly NZ for a fabulous high tea in Auckland yesterday. What a great crowd. #awwmagazine


Mary and me visiting our old school today. No detention please!


Fabulous to be back in my home town, New Plymouth. Looking forward to tomorrow night’s event #poppiesbookshop


Bye for now, Napier. Thanks for the wonderful welcome at the Hawkes Bay Readers and Writers Festival. #harpercollinsnz #hawkesbayartsfestival #napiercity #hbf


Adoring this pre-loved Kimono I bought in Napier. Should I wear it to Bono’s New Plymouth launch at Poppies Bookstore on Wednesday? Everyone in Taranaki loves a mountain. #@harpercollinsnz #poppiesbookshop #taranaki #taranakidailynews


Best afternoon tea ever, at Hippopotamus restaurant, Wellington. Thanks to Australian Women’s Weekly NZ editor Michele Crawshaw for a wonderful afternoon of laughter and story telling. See you next week in Auckland. #australianwomensweeklynz

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