Feels like I’ve never been away! I always said I’d write wherever my head takes me and it’s brought me back here.
I liked the idea that the narrator was nameless, that it places the reader in his shoes. That the narrator could be me or you, or any reader.
Huge. I carried the newspaper cutting in my pocket until it disintegrated. I fell in love with the wife’s devotion to her husband, that hearing his voice kept him alive for her. It moved me immensely.
I’d like to think that I show the same devotion to my friends. Im lucky to have friends I’d do anything for.
No more than any other book! Every book has its challenges. Barrington Stoke made it easy. They are a joy to work with.
Enjoyment I guess. And maybe a lump in their throat.
Fabulous. They gave me a wonderful platform to bang on about something that I really believe in. It felt like a fabulous gift.
Don’t give up your day job, but write as much as you can.
Phil’s new book Mind The Gap is out now from Barrington Stoke. You can follow Phil on Twitter @philearle