‘The self, looking for the self, is the perpetually failing attempt to locate some defining quantum of fixed personality, some frozen energy of integrity.’
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Christopher Wakling talks about making the transition from lawyer to novelist and capturing the joys and pains of family life on the page with humour and subtlety in books such as What I Did and Towards the Sun.