But there is something more important--and less remarked-upon--that transpired during the post-Talk years: Tina Brown finally had the time to be a different kind of wife, not to mention a more involved mother to her two children, Isabel, who is 20, and George, 25. "On the emotional side of it, it was really great," she says. "I've always been a workaholic, and having worked solidly and so hard from the age of 25, I had really never had a period where I was just involved with my personal life and my family. I always dropped Izzy at school, but there was something extremely lovely about going to pick her up in the middle of the afternoon--this wonderful stolen mother-daughter time--and we'd go and have an ice cream or tea together, chat away, and come home and she would do her homework and I would read a book and we would have dinner. And it was wonderful as well for my relationship with Harry. That's when we started to go out to breakfast together every day, which is a habit that's now stuck."
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