I spoke to my Nana last night, and she said she’d almost finished my book.
I must confess to you – there are rude bits in my book. As one of my shocked friends put it – ‘you used the ‘c’ word!’ I’d warned my mum and my aunt in advance, suggesting they skip over those bits if they felt uncomfortable, but I hadn’t warned my Nana.
I asked her last night if she’d got to the rude bits. She had. She wondered how I’d been able to write certain bits (which will become clear when you read the book). And she said she thought I’d written it ‘sensitively’. She was a vegetarian before anyone else had invented it, and is resolutely atheist. I should have known it would take more than that to shock her.
She did say that she wasn’t so keen on the swearing, but conceded that ‘those sort of people probably would swear’. So I think I got away with it. Phew.