Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

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Cynthia Harrod-Eagles

Cynthia Harrod-Eagles was born in Shepherd's Bush in London and studied at Edinburgh University and University College London. She had a number of jobs in the commercial world while writing in her spare time, before becoming a full-time writer in 1979. Among her 80 published novels are the Bill Slider mysteries and Morland Dynasty series. She is married and still lives in London, and her passions are music, horses, architecture, wine and the English countryside.

 


Interviewed 27 December 2014

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Rejection, perseverance, good luck, hard work, long hours, lovely fans.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

Sky, trees, rooftops, two blackbirds, a wall of books, rocking chair, Siamese cat, half-pint mug of tea.

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Fried tomatoes on toast.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

Richie Benaud, Jasper Fforde, Tom Holt, Victoria Wood, David Attenborough, Iain Duncan Smith, Jeremy Northam.

Six things you can't live without ...

Him indoors, tea, music, books, trees, Radio 4.

Five favourite words ...

Antelope, propinquity, thwarted, deliquescence, cervine.

Four places you'd run away to ...

Exmoor, the North York Moors, the Cheviots, the Purbeck Hills.

Three books you've bought recently ...

SJ Rozan’s No Colder Place; Tom Holt’s When It’s a Jar; John Scalzi’s Redshirts.

Two things that make you rant ...

Little bags of dog dirt left at the side of the pavement; James Naughtie

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

Learn the piano.