Monday, December 22, 2008

Past lives

A newish acquaintance came up to me at a carol service last week and asked if I used to write for newspapers. She had been clearing out her drawers and found a clipping from the Times that she'd cut out ages ago because she had liked it a lot. The article (read here) was written by a woman called Sue Hepworth. Was it me?

It's always delightful when people tell me they enjoy my writing, but it was especially heartwarming to find that people I don’t know have cut out and kept my Times pieces. I was chatting to my little sister about how pleased I was, and she said: "Yes - it's great! One day, when you've been famous for ages, people will come up and say Did you used to be Sue Hepworth?"

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