Q: Which actors would you choose to play the part of your characters in a movie rendition?
A: I’m not sure, but they would have to be English, of course, with English teeth, not even-sized gleaming American ones. Verity herself is small, neat, with light brown hair and a pointed little face. Her eyes are grey and very shrewd and observant. I was at a birthday party for a friend the year before last, and sitting at my table was Verity. She’s the daughter of an acquaintance of mine, fourteen years old at the time, and I hadn’t seen her for a few years. It gave me quite a turn!