‘I once read that, in France, memoir is classified alongside fiction, rather than non-fiction. Perhaps there is a logic to that. I like to believe that my own memory is the ‘true’ version of what happened, but we all create our own truths.’
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‘Whenever anything awful happened somewhere in the world, I would be sent there: fly out Wednesday; file the copy Friday, update it Saturday; home again Sunday. ‘