‘Writing began as a way of escaping solitude. I was also a compulsive reader, especially of adventure stories, and I was fascinated by the other worlds that writers could create.’
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Susan Fletcher speaks with Caroline Sanderson about the importance of setting to her novels, how her love of the natural world and writing outside helps her bring poetry to her prose, and what really motivates her as a novelist.