What would you like to know about Tom?
What are your top five novels?
The Thorn Birds
Bridges of Madison County
We Need to Talk about Kevin
The Boy in the Striped Pyjamas
My Dear I wanted to Tell You
Why New Hampshire?
I discovered New Hampshire 35 years ago and have had a home there for the last 33 years. I know and love New Hampshire and it is easier to write about what you know. My Publisher has even described my book as being “A love letter to New Hampshire”.
Hiking (Eg. the Annapurna circuit in Nepal)
Because at the time discotheques had only just been ‘invented’ and presented a completely new area of business opportunity that sounded like a whole lot more fun than a chain of laundrettes!
What have you learnt whilst writing this book?
That in a mysterious sort of way, the characters in your book come ‘alive’ and, to some extent seem to take over and write themselves. Also, writing a book is no soft option - it is very hard work!
How do you keep yourself looking so young?
Young??! Having three perfect children, who never give you any grief will do that. Especially as this encourages the enjoyment of wine!