the gentlewoman

Sheryl Garratt

A decade or so ago Sheryl Garratt was often awake at dawn, dancing in nightclubs and drinking vodka shots. She is still often up early, but these days you’ll find her foraging in the fields for mushrooms or for seaweed on the shores of Deal in Kent, where she now lives. The former editor of The Face and The Observer Magazine, Sheryl has written books on the history of acid house, Adventures in Wonderland (1999), and women in pop music, Signed, Sealed and Delivered (1984). She is also a regular contributor to the Telegraph Magazine, Elle, GQ and Vanity Fair as well as being a proficient scuba diver. You can visit her website-in-progress at