My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Death or Glory
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. Who is your favorite fictional villain?
A. Gatehouse from The Shadow Line. That's if he really is a villain . . .
Q. What trait is most noticeable about you?
A. I'm an entertaining and compelling speaker.
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Taking family and friends to lunch at an authentic Italian restaurant