A rare photograph of celebrated romantic novelist, poet, painter, potter, columnist, wit, historian, wine expert, TV celebrity, gardener, composer, librettist, agony aunt, goodwill ambassador, peace envoy,
vegetarian, animal campaigner and award-winning interior designer,
Polenta 'Bunny' Hartebeeste, sitting at home as she models one
of the silk gowns she created as a method of relaxing after another
gruelling world book tour. "I'm constantly amazing myself" she told a circle of startled reporters.