Katherine Rundell on Carthwheeling in Thunderstorms
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A. Spend part of each day upside-down
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Swimming in the sea
Q. What’s your fantasy profession?
A. I would love to have been an acrobat; someone who makes flying look easy
Q. If you could acquire any talent, what would it be?
A. Oh, that's easy! I would sing like Dinah Washington or Billie Holiday: women who sang like they'd been alive a thousand years
Q. If you could meet any historical character, who would it be and what would you say to him or her?
A. John Donne: I think he would be the world's best and wittiest drinking companion.