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. What is your favorite occupation, when you’re not writing?
A. Reading, or tightrope walking, or swimming in the Isis river in Oxford.
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 are your most overused words or phrases?
A. 'Crikey'. It makes me sounds like Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins
Q. Who is your favorite fictional hero?
A. Just William, and Emma in Emma