‘I have seven older brothers. In the seventies, when I was still very young, I can remember waking up at night to the house full of soldiers and policemen. To cupboards being emptied. The boys being led away. This was during Internment.’
You might also like:
‘A devout Catholic, mother of seven, kindly confidante and prodigious drinker and smoker of fags, Alice Thomas Ellis was both my literary midwife and fairy godmother.’
Shahrukh Husain speaks with Amanda Whittington about the enduring presence of myths and fairytales in her writing, how Jo from Little Women became her first literary heroine and why Princess Diana is the greatest mythic figure of our age.