Meet the Author: Daisy Waugh
21 January 2011 Last updated at 06:49 GMT
As part of the BBC News Meet The Author interviews, Daisy Waugh talks to the BBC's Nick Higham about her latest novel, Last Dance With Valentino.
The book is about silent screen heartthrob Rudolph Valentino and his one-time lover, a Chilean heiress called Blanca de Saulles.
The author and broadcaster also reveals what it is like to be part of a literary dynasty that goes back to her great-grandfather Arthur Waugh.