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Christopher Fowler
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Great Britain
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Acceptance is such a small step for anyone to take A while ago I went to dinner with a publisher who brought along his 85 year-old mother without even thinking to mention it. She proved to be sharp and funny and enhanced the table considerably, preventing it from descending into an endless discussion about book rights. She certainly knew the square meterage of her home. ('You must come visit. My…
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Christopher Fowler
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Observatory
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My crime books deliberately use elderly leading characters, which leads to quite a lot of debate with readers. Somebody said to me recently, 'We really look after older people here - there are care homes everywhere.' I was horrified by her casual acceptance of the idea that the best thing to do with older people is leave them in a home, but with the disappearance of the multi-generational nuclear…
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