I’m a writer and I live with my husband, David, in a tumbledown cottage in rural Dorset. My first novel Mr Rosenblum’s List or Friendly Guidance for the Aspiring Englishman will be published by Sceptre in April 2010 in the UK and by Reagan Arthur Books for Little, Brown in the U.S. also in 2010. In the US it’s called Mr Rosenblum Dreams in English.
As well as novels, I write screenplays with husband and co-writer David, and I’m trying to finish a PhD on eighteenth-century poetry.
From the moment when the first daffodils appear, I can be found in the summerhouse at the bottom of the garden. It has no electricity and I listen to a wind-up radio for entertainment – but this is my favourite place to write. My closest neighbour is a rather bumptious pheasant who comes to sit on the step and check up on me.