My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Death or Glory
Q. Which living person do you most admire?
A. Former intelligence supremo Dame Stella Rimington
Q. How would you describe perfect happiness?
A. In this world, nothing can be perfect; but I'd settle for a family picnic at Calke Abbey, a good day in the Rare Books Room at the University Library, or riding my favourite horse up the meadow and looking down to see the clouds sweep across the valley where my husband is watching cricket on the village green.
Q. What is your biggest pet peeve?
A. Sluggish broadband
Q. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Horse-riding, dancing, swimming and cooking.