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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’.

‘Beyond the satisfaction of recording your life for posterity is the cathartic joy of pouring out your unhappiness. Nothing is so bad it cannot be written out of your system.’
‘Throughout my adult years I’ve believed in the importance of the relationship between a writer and her community. I want to change things for the better.’