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Lucy Adlington

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I write YA fiction, including The Diary of Pelly D, Burning Mountain and Night Witches. My lastnovel The Red Ribbon drew on my interest in WW2 history. It is inspired by the true stories of the dressmakers of Auschwitz. After finishing a book I often wonder 'What happened next?' and so I began 'Summerland'... about a Jewish refugee arriving in England in 1946.
I also write about dress history: 'Women's Lives & Clothes in WW2' is my new title.
In between all this writing I give presentations on costume history - such a fabulous job.
I love switching off with crime thrillers (Lee Child, Agatha Christie...) or with biographies
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Lucy Adlington Writer's block? What is that? If a crisis of confidence then I sit it out or re-read things I've already written. If a can't-write-today mood I either…moreWriter's block? What is that? If a crisis of confidence then I sit it out or re-read things I've already written. If a can't-write-today mood I either work through it by writing notes instead of prose, or I do something else. If a patch of prose isn't going well I ask myself "what am I actually trying to say here?"
If writer's block means stuck for ideas - forget that! There are too many ideas!(less)
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“You've got to cram it into your thick heads: the sickos that sent us to this place are so stuffed with hate they've got to spew it out on someone, it almost doesn't matter who. If it's not one race, face or religion it'd be another. Right now it's us they vomit on. Next war it'll be some other poor beggars, then some others, then -'
'I want to go home!' the poor woman gasped, in between shakes and sobs.
'And I want to murder every last beast in this hellhole with my bare hands,' Girder raged. She had hands as big as dinner plates. 'The best we can do instead is live. Are you listening? The only way to beat them is by not dying. So shut up and survive, you miserable cow. And let the rest of us sleep.”
Lucy Adlington, The Red Ribbon
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“You don't have books?!' Rose almost sat up and banged her head on the roof rafters. That made the rats jump. 'How can you live without reading?'
'Pretty well so far.' I laughed. 'Stories are just made-up stuff anyway.'
'Says who? I think they're a different way of telling the truth.' Then, 'Seriously - no books? Oh, Ella, you have no idea what you've been missing! Stories are food and drink and life...I mean, haven't you heard the story about a girl who made a gown out of starlight?'
'A gown out of starlight? How could you even do that...?'
'Well,' said Rose. 'Once upon a time...'
And that was that. No sleep for me till Rose wrapped up with a triumphant The End.”
Lucy Adlington, The Red Ribbon

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