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‘As long as I make the first target by the end of the day I don’t feel disgusted. Ideally I’ll leave a few frayed edges of writing from which to continue.’

Joanna Nadin tells George Miller about growing up in Essex, her earlier career in politics, and writing about ‘extraordinary things happening to very ordinary people, in very ordinary places’.