'Business class flights out to Dubai, five-star hotel accommodation and three meals a day, plus snacks — all paid for. A greenroom where wine was served 24 hours a day. Chauffeur-driven cars... My God, I thought, are all literary festivals like this?'
Caroline Brothers, herself a former journalist, on the writers who have made the transition from the news desk to the novelist’s study.
Since she was a child, devouring stories about ponies, Katherine Roberts has loved reading about horses. Nor was she alone in this passion for the equestrian, which is to be found in classical as well as popular literature.