Get to know Alyina Zaidi... 
Are you reading a book at the moment?

‘I am re-reading a book on the end of the Ottoman Empire called The Ottoman Endgame. I only managed to get a third of the way through last time I read it so have to start from scratch.’

Do you have hobbies outside of your work?

‘At the moment, no. I’d very much like to take up gardening but I don’t have a garden in London!’

Did you grow up around art?

‘Yes, I did grow up around art! My parents love collecting and there are a few artists in the family.’

If your life was a film what genre would it be?

‘A magical realist film most probably.’