Saturday, 15 January 2011
I'm currently helping with research on a book to be published days after the Royal Wedding. It's a far cry from The A-Z of Punishment and Torture but creating a book, whatever the subject, involves the same journey from inception to publication during which your world expands with the new knowledge you glean along the way. I have to confess I had only a sketchy grasp of Royal liveswhen I started, but now I feel almost 'involved' with them. They have stepped from my computer screen, and the newspapers and magazines I have used for research, and gradually become flesh and blood people, who laugh, cry, hurt and endure, just like the rest of us. I suppose that's the joy of book reading. Within those pages are other lives, with all their complexities, or similarities to our own, which enrich us with their contribution.
Posted by Irene Bell