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What I’ve Learned Writing Six Books (and counting)

   New writers often ask me: does it get easier after the first book? And of course in some ways it does. Doing something difficult once gives you confidence and permission to do it again. But ask a novelist who’s … Continue reading

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Ruth Rendell, 1930-2015

When I was very little I had a picture book called The Story Snail, about a lonely little boy who wanted to tell stories but didn’t know how to begin. He was befriended by a giant talking snail who told … Continue reading

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From Page To Screen

Adapting The Poison Tree When The Poison Tree was commissioned by STV, one very famous author cornered me at a party and feverishly told me not to let anyone near it – that the television company would destroy my precious … Continue reading

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