Love against the odds

He's 26 years my senior and that's fine

The age difference between my husband and me bothers others more than us and I've learnt to not fret over it

"The truth was that, for both of us, it had been love at first sight. A coup de foudre, as the French say."

This describes the initial moment when I met my future husband Jim, as told in my 2018 memoir, Don't Call Me Mrs Rogers.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Sunday Times on February 09, 2020, with the headline 'He's 26 years my senior and that's fine'. Print Edition | Subscribe