Sunday, 8 January 2012
Priors Gardens - the story of the book
Flashing Blade has posted about the story of the book I wrote, published yesterday. He is right to do so, because it was his idea in the first place. It came from a missed flight (not our fault) which left us at a loose end one afternoon in west London. On the rather long Tube journey out to South Ruislip, where I spent most of the first seven years of my life, I told him about the two girls my age who were my neighbours there, and what I knew or thought had become of them. Two at least of the three of us became quite famous in our way. So he said, this is a great story. So I wrote it. It is fiction. Knowing those families and especially those other two girls inspired me to write it, but the characters are fictional. Read it.