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‘There will be a lot to cope with. If you knew how much you might jump off the windowsill, but you don’t, and you won’t. Instead you’ll keep on writing.’
‘If I’d known finishing the book would have necessitated processing my brother’s death I probably wouldn’t have started it.’
‘How fantastic it would be for the writer to be granted an impossible insider’s view; to hitch a ride on the tailcoat of her words.’