Goodreads asked Paula Coston:

Where did you get the idea for your most recent book?

Paula Coston From a novelist who ran a writing holiday I was on on the beautiful Greek island of Skyros. She found talking to me, and discovering what had happened to me, so alien to her own backstory that she was moved and intrigued and said I HAD to write it down: that she'd never seen anything like that before in print in novel form.

Then I discovered that the germ of my novel had been in me, shaping itself into a shoot and unfolding into a plant ready to spring up, for years and years.

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