Harper Lee

So … will you be reading Go Set a Watchman: A Novel? Why? Why not? What do you think of this whole deal? Harper Lee, after all, is famous for insisting she wouldn’t publish another book, and now this … and the controversy about Atticus? Discuss!

I am intrigued by this and would like to know more about it. I am new to the original classic book as I only read it for the first time last year, but it was really good and it seemed to be perfect as it was the author’s first and only novel, but, with the publication of this, it is no longer her only novel, but I don’t believe that it will tarnish the beauty and power of the original.

So, yes, I would like to read it.


As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up?

I wanted to be a train driver, an astronaut, a doctor, a fireman, an actor, Doctor Who, Superman, Batman, Monkey at various times during my childhood!

What was your favorite food as a child? Do you eat it now?

Beans on Toast. Yes, I still eat it today when there is nothing else in the cupboards.

If you were invisible, where would you go?

I would go into the cabinet at Downing Street to see what they really talk about and not what they tell us they discuss, because I am sure that some really interesting stuff is discussed in those walls.

Would you rather forget everyone else’s name all the time or have have everyone for your name all the time?

I am not bothered either way to be honest.

The Heat is On

Do you thrive under pressure or crumble at the thought of it? Does your best stuff surface as the deadline approaches or do you need to iterate, day after day to achieve something you’re proud of? Tell us how you work best.

I tend to leave things to the last minute and then regret and think that I should have started it much earlier than I did, but realising that I will always leave things till the last minute as I can always find something else that needs doing at that particular moment in time rather than something that doesn’t need to be done for a while.

Sometimes I’m a fool to myself but I tend to find that I work better when I know that I have to get it done by a certain time as I have to then concentrate on what I am doing and I think that often works in favour. Not always, it has to be said, but often.