|Hands off our national treasure|
Women all over the country see Lawson as a kitchen goddess, but also as a kind of ideal best friend. Yes, she's glamourous and beautiful and rich, but she also has suffered a lot in her life, and just like so many of us, part of her response to that suffering has surely been to surround herself with yummy food, and cosy money (the latter is not so abundant for most of us, of course). That's a practical way of dealing with emotional trauma – very Capricorn.
She is a fantasy figure, the subject of a million idealised projections, a cultural icon, but her earthy persona makes her one of us, one of the people. That's why she's known by all and sundry simply as Nigella.