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Countdown with ...
Interviewed 12 October 2019
Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...
Swapped psychology for crime writing, while haunted by the past.
Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...
Instow beach, across the river
The two halves of my crocodile bookends
Piles of notes for the new book
People walking their dogs along the quay
Oystercatchers on the sand banks at low tide
Puddles reflecting the grey, June sky
The blue stapler that I had at college and doesn’t work properly
Boats leaning on the mud, waiting for the tide to lift them
Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?
Rick Stein’s spicy scrambled eggs: onion, chillies and tomatoes cooked in a pan with ground cumin and pepper, fresh coriander and eggs scrambled in at the end, served with slices of fresh ginger and a poppadom.
Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...
The Dalai Lama, Eddie Izzard, Sandi Toksvig, Barack Obama, Emma Thompson, Billy Collins and George Butterworth. Not all at the same time.
Six things you can't live without ...
Our dodgy old caravan, cats, the sea, classical music, dark chocolate, my people.
Five favourite words ...
Catastrophic, bizarre, indubitably, solstice, scabbard.
Four places you'd run away to ...
The New Forest
Barbara Hepworth’s studio garden in St Ives in Cornwall.
Venice with my friend Judith.
Hawkshead in the Lake District.
Three books you've bought recently ...
Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson.
The House of Special Purpose by John Boyne.
Insidious Intent by Val McDermid.
Two things that make you rant ...
People who don’t pick up after their dogs.
The decline in independent bookshops.
One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...
You don’t have to do everything at once, you can reinvent yourself every few years.