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The Rope Ladder
OUP pbk 2007


Of the four books I have written, this is the one I like most, probably because it springs from such a singular place. A friend fell terminally ill and I had a dream, waking with my head full of it at 3am. I scribbled down the dream and when I read it back the following morning, far from being horseshit as is usually the case, it worked: a complete novel in my head, and now, before it evaporated, sketched into a notebook. Mungo McFall is a 15-year-old boy with a refined line in sarcasm whose father dies. Mungo suffers grief and despair and raging anger before discovering the truth and power of chance. He also gets the girl completely wrong.
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