Venetia Thompson is a freelance journalist and regular contributor to The Spectator. Her memoir Gross Misconduct was published in April by Simon and Schuster UK. She lives in London.

From Venice

'The Tree of Life' actress was honored on the sidelines of the Venice Film Festival. By Venetia Thompson.

The huge hit U.K. medical show Embarrassing Bodies has treated armpit abscesses, fungal infections, and much worse. Plus, watch clips of 11 nasty TV shows, from CSI to Hoarders .

The U.K.’s electoral confusion would almost be amusing, were it not for the looming debt crisis. Venetia Thompson on Britain’s morning after.

As the Labour, Tory, and Liberal Democrat leaders fight on after their first debate, Venetia Thompson sizes up their spouses—Sarah Brown (dowdy), Samantha Cameron (bohemian), and Miriam Gonzalez Durantez (high-powered).

The man who tried to blow up Flight 253 on Christmas allegedly turned toward al Qaeda at London University. Alum Venetia Thompson on going to school at terrorism's Ivy League.

Britain exploded this week with revelations that a top Labour minister and Cherie Blair went pheasant shooting with the Libyan dictator’s son. Venetia Thompson on the latest fallout from the al-Megrahi scandal.