Christmas is taken very seriously in this household. I believe in Father Christmas, and there's no way I'd do anything to undermine that belief.
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I still read Donne, particularly his love poems.
I'll be left writing picture books and fairy tales.
My prose is turgid, it just hasn't got any energy.
When you have a child, your previous life seems like someone else's. It's like living...
I write quite a lot of sonnets, and I think of them almost as prayers:...
Poetry and prayer are very similar.
Like the sand and the oyster, it's a creative irritant. In each poem, I'm trying...
I think the dangers are different now. Our abuse of the planet and our resources...
Every day is a gift with a child, no matter what problems you have.
Edinburgh is my favourite city. We'll be doing a lot of children's theatre and galleries.
Between 9am and 3pm is when I work most intensely.
It's always good when women win things in fiction because it tends to be more...
I write in that space between Ella's childhood and mine. I know it all sounds...
Poets deal in writing about feelings and trying to find the language and images for...