Margaret Drabble talks about a lifetime of enmity with her sister, the writer A S Byatt, and of the joy derived from her new short stories.
Her characters, mostly women, have pleasant smiley outsides but rich inner lives of memory and fantasy, fury and elation. The 13 stories are linked, she says, not by theme but by development over time: “The early ones are young and nervous. Then quite aggressive. Then more reconciled to getting older.” That, in brief, is the story of her own 72 years.
Full story in The Telegraph.