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PhotoFiction: Sandra Danby shares #writing inspirations @SandraDanby #authorinterview

Authors reveal the images that inspired 100,000 words

THIS WEEK: Sandra Danby reveals how living in Spain helped bring to life a tale of confronting the past…

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Sandra Danby is a proud Yorkshire woman, tennis nut and tea drinker. She believes a walk on the beach will cure most ills. Unlike Rose Haldane, the identity detective in her two novels, Ignoring Gravity and Connectedness, Sandra is not adopted.

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SANDRA SAYS: My novels are about adoption reunion and identity; my latest, Connectedness, is set partly in Málaga, Spain… but it might have been Paris. Connectedness tells the story of art student Justine King who chooses art college in Spain for her year studying abroad because she is inspired by Pablo Picasso. What happens in Málaga shapes the rest of her life, and her art. She was originally destined to spend a year in Paris, in truth because I fancied the idea of research trips involving sitting at Parisian pavement cafes, watching people go by, drinking coffee and eating croissants. Until I realized that living in Andalucía in Southern Spain, as we do, means I am within a stone’s throw of the birthplace of Pablo Picasso… TO READ IN FULL, CLICK HERE

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