What is your full name?

Francesca Isabella Simon.

When is your birthday and when were you born?

23rd February, 1955.

What did you want to be when you grew up?

For a long time I wanted to be President. But secretly, I always wanted to be a writer.

What were your favourite and worst subjects at school?

My favourite subject was English, and my worst was maths.

Where do you write?

On a computer in my very messy office in the attic of my Victorian house.

Do you type your stories on the computer?

Yes, but I also write in notebooks and by hand. Depends where I am.

Who is your favourite writer?

My favourite author as a child was Edward Eager, who wrote about magic adventures. My favourite author now is Anthony Trollope, a Victorian novelist who wrote 47 very long books.

What is your favourite food?

I love artichokes and scallops (just not at the same time). I also love coffee ice cream.

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What do you do in your spare time?

I like to read, cook, go to the theatre, and meet up with friends.

What is your favourite film?

Singing in the Rain.

Where is your favourite place for holidays?


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