Kate Pullinger on LANDING GEAR
My Life in 8 Words
Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. My mother was a great one for maxims, me less so. However, I'm a great believe in optimism, however unfounded. Plus I always like to have my next holiday booked and planned.
Q. With whom in history do you most identify?
A. The servants and labourers and teachers; the people who worked hard and are not remembered, like many generations of my family.
Q. What are your most overused words or phrases?
A. I went through a phase when I kept saying 'crikey' which is an English expression, meaning 'gosh', that no one uses any more. My English husband (I'm Canadian) made me stop.
Q. What’s your greatest flaw?
A. I think I conveniently forget certain things I've done, but I'm not sure, I can't remember!
Q. If you could be anywhere in the world right now, where would you choose to be?
A. Well, I have an office in my garden that we built two years ago and the honest truth is I'm there right now, and I love it.
November 19, 2010I am so looking forward to 'The Mistress of Nothing' coming out in the US. This will be my 'American debut' and I really hope that readers in the US enjoy the book. I'm so pleased to be working with Touchstone, Simon & Schuster.
Publication isn't for another seven weeks.... but the countdown is definitely on!