Tuesday 24 January 2017

Maeve Q&A

Published 23/10/2010 | 05:00

You're 70 this year and your new book is ANOTHER bestseller. Would you ever stop and give someone else a chance?

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There's room for all of us; I'm still full of ideas and stories and while there are people ready to read them I am only dying to write them

What's it like being a National Treasure?

I'm not a National Treasure at all, I'm just big and loud and cheerful and optimistic

Is Mary Kenny right when she says your books are big in America precisely because they DON'T have explicit sex?

I would be hopeless writing about graphic explicit sex, I'd get everything wrong. I think its probably a relief to a lot of people not to have to face an amazingly athletic, insatiable amount of activity.

Will old-fashioned romance ever be beaten by the porn industry?

Romance and love will never be old-fashioned; people fall in love all over the place every day. It's not a war between this and the porno industry.

Favourite writer, movie, TV programme, main course, wine, holiday spot?

William Trevor, Brief Encounter, Coronation Street, Chicken Tarragon, Lawson Dry Hills Sauvignon Blanc, Crete. JS

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