Sir Oliver Letwin lives in a beautiful long house in Dorset, and he timed my visit perfectly – just days after we’d been released from lockdown. The interview was originally linked to his planned appearance at the Dorchester Literary Festival.
When I interviewed Sara for the Dorchester Literary Festival, she had so much of interest to say that I suggested to Jonathan Telfer at Writing Magazine that they also do a feature on her.
I interviewed Raynor last year for Dorset Life and the Dorchester Literary Festival, and was lucky enough to do so again this summer. After visiting her and Moth in Cornwall, we cooked up a plan to get her some Vivobarefoot walking boots – I think everyone should have them, but thought they’d be particularly good for Moth.
I pitched this as an idea to Dorset Magazine and was delighted that Helen liked it. It was also great to get some publicity for a local novelist.
My first ever interview was with Lord Fellowes. I’ll always be grateful to him for giving me so much time and being so charming.