Also known as Lady Black, Amiel was born in Watford before moving to Canada at the age of 11 with her mother and stepfather. She was the first female editor of the Toronto Sun and went on to be a leading Fleet Street columnist. She is married to her fourth husband, Conrad Black, the former media magnate who was convicted of fraud by a US court and served three and a half years in prison in Florida. In 2019 Donald Trump granted him a presidential pardon. She lives with Black in Toronto.
My day usually starts around 7.30am. I’ve been sleeping on an air mattress on the dining room floor for 13 months, ever since my elderly dog — a Hungarian kuvasz called Arpad —