Angelic, Lovely and Amazing.
23 Review Street:
Q&A with Nadine Dorries
Hi Nadine, thank you for joining me today on 23 Review Street! Your new book, The Angels of Lovely Lane was published on the June 2nd and is such a lovely story about five girls who are different in many ways.
How did you come up with the story for The Angels of Lovely Lane?
I'm a trained nurse myself so the inspiration for the series came from my own nursing experience. The girls are just a mix of the real personalities I knew, and the hospitals I worked in provided the background. Obviously, my own experience provided the framework, the rest is the work of the characters and the paths they lead me down.
Will there be more books as part of a series or is it a stand-alone novel?
I am half way through The Children of Lovely Lane. I have a feeling there will be a number of books in this series!
Having read about your first book, I believe that you drew on real life experiences. Are any of your other books from personal experiences?
The whole of the Lovely Lane series is based on my experience as a nurse. I often feel sad that I didn't start to write when I was younger, but then I remind myself it is life that has given me the experiences to draw upon. I have had an eventful life, not all of it good, and writing has enabled me to turn that into a positive. Some was desperately tragic and I have yet to be able to draw on that. I will though, soon.
The Angels of Lovely Lane has five very lovely girls, do you have a favourite to write about or one that you could relate to more?
Gosh yes, Pammy is definitely me. I just can't deny that. I was in trouble every five minutes. She is the easiest to write because I only have to think, what would I do or say and she's off!
What does your day look like when you are writing?
It starts very early, often before six am. On a writing day, I walk the dogs with my tea in a travel mug. I feed them, make my coffee in the machine, prepare breakfast and I'm away. Noise in the house drives me crazy and is so distracting. I get away in hoIiday time as much as possible. I write best when it is peaceful and quiet. However, having said that, lots of my writing is done on trains!
If you could describe your writing style in three words, what would they be?
Emotional, funny, sometimes surprisingly dark.
Thank you so much for talking to me today, I am looking forward to reading your next book so much.
Thank you so much for the post! Nx