‘My single-line sentence raised questions. Who was the woman? Why was she vulnerable to an affair? Who did she have it with? Why did she end it? Why did the lover blackmail her? ‘
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‘There is no shortcut. Just write the damn book. So I did. I wrote the book, and then I wrote it again, and again.’
RLF Trustee Joanna Trollope speaks with Caroline Sanderson about how Freudian psychology changed fiction, updating Jane Austen, taking children seriously in her writing and being inspired by 'preoccupying situations'.