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16-09-2021

Alicia Foster speaks with Catherine O’Flynn about her unusual childhood in an isolated former nursing home, growing up goth, her twin passions of visual art and literature, and accidentally becoming a novelist after being an academic.

'My dream of the countryside was, as I'm sure you've guessed, to lead to a rude awakening. The farms were not the pretty places I imagined; they were huge industrial concerns, with pigs in metal sheds the size of aircraft hangars.'
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