The award-winning writer extols the joys of the British Season, whatever the weather, on page 82. Her fourth book, After the Party, is published in June.
Your favourite county
‘Devon. I love the green hills, clear streams, sea breezes and ice-creams on Blackpool Sands.’
Your earliest memory of the countryside
‘Growing up on a dairy farm in Sussex, I had the freedom of the surrounding countryside. There was a little stream at the edge of the fields where I used to go and play by myself or with my doll, Bluebell. For some reason, I called this secret spot Portugal.’