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Ruth Rendell Video Interview

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In a new video interview, Ruth Rendell explains why she still enjoys reading the grandfather of detective fiction, Sherlock Holmes.


 

In a new video interview, Ruth Rendell explains why she still enjoys reading the grandfather of detective fiction, Sherlock Holmes.  As Viking publisher issues a new edition of sixty adventures, Baroness Rendell of Babergh takes time out of being a working peer to talk to The Interview Online about why Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, 150 years after his birth continues to please. She also talks about the differences between Holmes and Rendell's famous sleuth Chief Inspector Reginald Wexford.

 

In the interview she talks about Inspector Wexford and whether or not she will kill him off as well as the opening line of her classic book A Judgement in Stone (1977) and how an overheard conversation at a London Station inspired the famous opening sentence.

 

In an extension to this interview...

...the famous crime writer Ruth Rendell outlines in details about the nitty-gritty of her writing routine, whether she is writing as Ruth Rendell or Barbara Vine, the prolific writer divulges that in fact she welcomes interruptions and distractions. At the end of a morning's writing, she is not in the least worried whether or not she has finished the sentence.

 

 

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