I want to be somewhere else, thinks a young frog who is sitting between two stones. he sets off to explore, under the watchful eye of a kindly dragonfly. But there are all sorts of dangers lurking in the garden—from a boys big feet to a curious cat to a very hungry bird. The frog has to one, two, three . . . JUMP! out of some sticky situations before he finds the perfect spot to play in. Full color.red some fun facts about herself: I came late to writing — I was in my late 30s before I wrote anything. The years before that had been busy with small children, and I seem to have fallen into writing almost by accident. Since then, I have never stopped — books for children to begin with, then a period writing for both adults and children — short stories also — then for adults only when the childrens books, sadly, left me. It has been a busy 30 years, but because writing is a solitary activity and I like the company of others, I have also always had other involvements — with writers organizations such as Britains Society of Authors, with PEN, with the Royal Society of Literature, and, for six years, as a member of the Board of the British Library (the opposite number of the Library of Congress) which I regarded as a great privilege — what could be more important than the national archive? I have always been an avid user of libraries; like any writer, much of my inspiration comes from life as it is lived — what you see and hear and experience, but my novels have sprung from some abiding interest — the operation of memory, the effects of choice and contingency, the conflicting nature of evidence — and these concerns are fueled by reading: serendipitous and eclectic reading. I am first and foremost a reader myself. I dont think I could write if I wasnt constantly reading. I both wind and unwind by reading — stimulus and relaxation both. I used to love tramping the landscape, and gardening, but arthritis rules out both of those, so I do both vicariously through books. I live in the city now, but feel out of place — I have always before lived most of the time in the country: I miss wide skies, weather, seasons. Never mind, there are compensations, and London is a very different place from the pinched and bomb-shattered place to which I came as a schoolgirl in 1945 — now it is multicultural, polyglot, vibrant, unpredictable, in a state of constant change but with that bedrock of permanence that an old place always has. I like to escape from time to time — mainly to West Somerset, where we have a family cottage and I can admire my daughters garden — she has the gardening gene in a big way and is far more skilled than I ever was — bird-watch, walk a bit, talk to people Ive known for decades, and see the night sky crackling with the stars that the city blots out.
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