Daisy Louisa Dominica Waugh (born 19 February 1967) is an English novelist and journalist.
A member of a literary dynasty, Waugh is the second daughter of the writer and journalist Auberon Waugh, by his marriage in 1961 to the novelist and translator Lady Teresa Waugh, daughter of the 6th Earl of Onslow. Her brother, Alexander Waugh, is a writer. They are grandchildren of the author Evelyn Waugh and great-grandchildren of the publisher and literary critic Arthur Waugh.
At the age of twenty-one she published her first book, What Is the Matter with Mary Jane? (1988). She pursued an ambition to become a Hollywood screenwriter, which turned into a weekly newspaper column from Los Angeles. Other journalism includes working as a restaurant critic and as an agony aunt for The Independent, and travel writing.
Books in order of publication:
What is the Matter with Mary Jane? A Cautionary Tale (London, 1988)
A Small Town in Africa (London: Heinemann, 1994)
The New You Survival Kit: An Essential Guide to Etiquette, Rites and Customs among the Modern Elite (London: HarperCollins, 2002)
Ten Steps to Happiness (In a Safe and Healthy World) (London: HarperCollins, 2003.
Bed of Roses (2005)
Bordeaux Housewives (London: Harper, 2006)
The Desperate Diary of a Country Housewife (London: HarperCollins, 2008.
Last Dance with Valentino (London: HarperCollins, 2011
Melting the Snow on Hester Street (London: HarperCollins, 2013
The Kids Will Be Fine: Guilt-Free Motherhood for Thoroughly Modern Women (Metropolitan, 2014)
In the Crypt with a Candlestick (Piatkus, 2020)