Writing fiction is the best way I have of asking deeper questions about reality.

So is reading it. In books we can find a safe place to explore the world. In Fiction, ideas – idealistic and positive, or tragic and difficult to process – can be present in the characters and settings that the writer creates. To me, that is the power of fiction. In talking therapy (which I advocate) the therapist and … More Writing fiction is the best way I have of asking deeper questions about reality.

Three Photographs

  PROLOGUE My husband Mike, the foreman, was in an accident at work. His body was reduced to pick-up-sticks in a bag of punctured skin. We survived, eventually. At the hospital, when they said, ‘Give it time,’ I thought they meant his legs, which were useless for months: two stockings of meat he slapped about … More Three Photographs