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Monica Porter has been a London-based journalist since the 1970s. This website is about her newspaper and magazine writing, and her books, as well as any public events related to her work. You can also order her books from Amazon via this site 




Monica’s latest book, Raven: My Year of Dating Dangerously, is the sensational memoir of her online dating escapades as an older woman. Published by Head of Zeus, it is available as an e-book on AmazoniBooks and Kobo, and as a paperback from all good retailers.





Dreams and Doorways, first published in 1993, has just been re-issued by Thistle Publishing, and is available on Amazon as an e-book and paperback. In it, Monica interviews a wide range of well-known figures – including Douglas Adams, Terry Pratchett, Ken Livingstone, Henry Cooper and Edwina Currie – about the childhood experiences and influences which shaped their future lives.

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Vali Racz in the 1940s

Vali Racz in the 1940s

Monica will be speaking about her mother’s heroic actions in wartime Hungary – recounted in Deadly Carousel: A Singer’s Story of the Second World War -  at the Hungarian Cultural Centre, at 7 pm on 22 September. Monica’s mother was the celebrated cabaret singer Vali Racz, who rescued Jewish friends during the Holocaust.

The HCC is at 10 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7NA. Tel: +44(0) 207 257 2032



Monica can be contacted at



Monica is represented by the
Andrew Lownie Literary Agency
36 Great Smith Street
London SW1P 3BU

tel. 0207 222 7574

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