An exception to this rule is The Little Princesses, which tumbled at my feet in a bookshop in Alnwick several years ago. Picking it up to put it back on its shelf, I paused, opened it and was gripped. At long last, I’d found what I had been looking for.
While I’d been a comic novelist for two decades, I’d always secretly wanted to write a historical novel about the Royal Family. But I’d never hit on quite the right angle. Now here it was, right in front of me.
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September 22, 2020