Katherine Rundell on Carthwheeling in Thunderstorms
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Q. What is your motto or maxim?
A. Spend part of each day upside-down
Q. If you could eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Roast chestnuts
Q. What’s your greatest fear?
A. Losing my memory
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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reading, or tightrope walking, or swimming in the Isis river in Oxford.