She is author of some 20 books including the well-received travel book – The Taming of Eagles – about the first 100 days of the collapse of Communism, (after which she went on to present the BBC Radio 4 documentary– Bucks in the USSR). Her novels include My Canapé Hell, Shagpile, The Wendy House and Tuscany for Beginners. She has co-edited Big Night Out (the celebrity collection of short stories with contributions from Kate Moss to Bob Geldof, in aid of the War Child charity) and In Bed With a collection of erotic short stories with contributions from Fay Weldon and Esther Freud. She has also ghosted various memoirs for TV personalities.
She was responsible for the hugely successful Babylon series, which includes the Sunday Times best sellers Hotel Babylon, Air Babylon, Fashion Babylon, Beach Babylon and Pop Babylon. The series has sold over 1 million copies in the UK alone, been translated into some twenty different languages worldwide and made into two BBC Primetime TV shows.
JOURNALIST & BROADCASTER
A broadcaster for BBC Radio 4 and 5, a television presenter, Imogen went into journalism after she won the Independent writer’s scholarship straight from Bristol University, where she read Russian. She has gone on to write columns in The Times, the Independent, the Mail on Sunday, Arena Magazine, and The Sunday Times. She has written for numerous other Fleet Street newspapers and magazines for the past 25 years.
As a broadcaster she was fashion correspondent for This Morning with Richard and Judy, a presenter on the Channel 4 arts show, Big Mouth, a newscaster at L!ve TV and a the panelist Channel 4 satirical comedy show - This Week Only.
An honorary Cossack, she has travelled extensively in the old Soviet Union writing a travel book, The Taming Of Eagles, Exploring the New Russia. And she has ghosted four Sunday Times bestselling books, including Four Mums in a Boat (which is currently being made in to a Hollywood movie) and Belgravia for Julian Fellowes.
She is married to Kenton Allen, the Oscar and BAFTA award-winning producer and lives in London, with two children.