Where do you find inspiration for your books? I get my inspiration from all kinds of places. With ‘The First Time I Saw Your Face’, I read an article about a journalist who posed as a footman at Buckingham Palace for months and that got me thinking about how much we take people at face value and what would happen if an undercover journalist fell in love with the very […]

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Where do you find inspiration for your books? Anywhere!  From places and overheard snatches of conversation and people I meet.  Inspiration for The Moth Catcher came from a newspaper article, a party I went to about 10 years ago and a student placement in a women’s prison. Do you try and read the online reviews you get on say waterstones website? I read reviews that appear in the national press […]

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Tell me what inspired you to write about your latest book? Mind Games began when I read an article that suggested that rationality is as important as intelligence. No matter how intelligent someone is, if they are irrational, they may make poor decisions. And I thought what would happen if, in the future, rationality were prized over intelligence? If someone who is intelligent but irrational is considered dangerous? Who decides […]

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Where do you find inspiration for your books? All sorts of places: conversations with friends, newspapers, magazines, overheard exchanges on the bus. With a Friend Like You was born out of a conversation about two close friends who had fallen out.  My latest, House of Dreams, came to me after I’d heard someone on the radio talking about how we only meet our parents a third of the way through […]

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Tell me what inspired you to write about your latest book? My most recently published book is Looking at the Stars, and I was inspired to write it over seven years ago when watching the news of the refugees pouring out of Afghanistan and Iraq. I wondered how it would feel to have to leave your home and the place you knew best with pretty much nothing but the clothes […]

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Divergent European Film Premiere Odeon, Leicester Square, London Sunday 30th March 2014. It all starts on Wednesday the 26th March, 2014, I was lucky enough to receive an email asking if I would like to take my daughters to this event. Well, what could I say? I knew they had been counting down to see this film since it was announced that a film would be made, but I did […]

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