Nigella was born in 1960 into a family of privilege and wealth: her father was to become chancellor and her mother was an heiress. She began her career at the Sunday Times and Spectator, writing on books and restaurants and marrying fellow journalist John Diamond. When Nigella was pregnant with her first child, her sister Thomasina died of breast cancer.
Nigella joined Vogue as their food writer, and a second child followed: Bruno. When Bruno was 6 months old, Nigella learned that her husband had throat cancer. John Diamond wrote powerfully of his illness in a column in the Times and then in a bestselling book. Nigella published her first book, 'How To Eat', and appeared on TV with friend Nigel Slater. In 1997 she lost her husband.
Despite such tragedy Nigella has gone on to achieve huge success, with her bestselling books 'How To Eat' and 'How To Be A Domestic Goddess', the TV show Nigella Bites and columns in The Times and Observer. With her unashamed enjoyment for food and her curvy beauty, Nigella continues to fascinate and beguile.