” I don’t think anyone sits down and thinks, ‘I know, I’ll be a chick-lit writer.’ You write the book that you want to write and then other people say, ‘Oh, that’s chick-lit.’ You say, ‘Okay.’ But it’s not like you look around and go to a careers fair and there will be someone at the chick-lit author stand. “


” I’ve never written a children’s book, but when people meet me for the first time and I say I write books, they invariably reply, ‘Children’s books?’ Maybe it’s something about my face. “


” People used to ask me for advice, and I’d say, ‘Please, don’t ask me!’ Yes, I did economics at Oxford, but that’s not the same as having a broad knowledge of personal finance. “


” When I wrote my first book, ‘The Tennis Party’, my overriding concern was that I didn’t write the autobiographical first novel. I was so, so determined not to write about a 24-year-old journalist. It was going to have male characters, and middle-aged people, so I could say, ‘Look, I’m not just writing about my life, I’m a real author. “



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