” Probably not needing to be published would give me more time to think about a book. “


” I usually start writing a novel that I then abandon. When I say abandon, I don’t think any writer ever abandons anything that they regard as even a half-good sentence. So you recycle. I mean, I can hang on to a sentence for several years and then put it into a book that’s completely different from the one it started in. “


” I did feel when my mother died if anyone was going to haunt me it would be her. And she hasn’t, so I think it is possibly the end. “


” But I, you know, if I could choose a period to go back to, I think I would like to live through the Blitz. ‘Cause you do read so many accounts of people saying they’re living their lives at such an intense pitch that it was a completely different way of living. “


” Because I’ve a track record of talking about books I never write, in Australia they think I’m about to write a book about Jane Austen. Something I said at some festival. “


” I was an only child and grew up in York where my parents ran a surgical supplies shop. When I say I wish I had brothers and sisters, friends say it’s not what it’s cracked up to be, but I think it must be good to have someone who knew you from the beginning. “



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Probably not needing to be published would give me more time to think about a book.
I usually start writing a novel that I then abandon. When I say abandon, I don


I did feel when my mother died if anyone was going to haunt me it would be her. And she hasn
But I, you know, if I could choose a period to go back to, I think I would like to live through the Blitz.
Because I
I was an only child and grew up in York where my parents ran a surgical supplies shop. When I say I wish I had brothers and sisters, friends say it
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