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 are your most overused words or phrases?
A. 'Crikey'. It makes me sounds like Dick van Dyke in Mary Poppins
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 eat only one thing for the rest of your days, what would it be?
A. Roast chestnuts
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.