In the course of the 18 months or so that we’ve been working on this project, planning the writing, producing a synopsis, rewriting it a dozen times, interviewing people with portfolio careers, reading everything we could find on the subject (not much), finding an agent who would protect our sanity and our footwear, the one question that we have been asked the most is:
‘Why are you writing this book?’
A Toni Morrison quotation came to mind:‘If there’s a book you really want to read, but it hasn’t been written yet, then you must write it.’
Barrie is often asked why he never writes books on his own. His answer is constant: ‘Where would be the fun, the bouncing off of ideas, the texts at midnight about a new insight, ...