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Theresa Breslin

Telling Tales

Telling Tales book jacket

An interview with Theresa Breslin by Lindsey Fraser

Mammoth 1999
ISBN 0749738677

Where do your ideas come from?

Everything I write is inspired by a real incident. I never have to look for ideas, they stick themselves under my nose!


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How important is imagination?

Vital. Stories pivot on the imagination - the writer's imagination and the reader's imagination. That's one of the great mysteries about books. Sometimes a reader will point out a part they've loved in one of your books and you'll be quite surprised. And then of course they'll have skipped the bit you spent days getting right!