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Influences

What a strange thing to begin with! I don't think I have "influences" as such, just writers I admire. These include Shakespeare - yes really. We live an hour away from Startford and go as often as we can. Also see performances in London and Bristol. The older I get, the more I get out of Shakespeare.

YA authors I admire are Diana Wynne Jones, Margaret Mahy, Terry Pratchett, Jan Mark - too many others to list.

I also like Margaret Attwood, Kate Atkinson, Ann Tyler - there must be some men, surely?