My sons read all the Harry Potter books but they also wanted the audio version read by Stephen Fry.
They would listen to life in Hogwarts while I listened to the radio. Now, having listened to the excerpt of 'Killing Her Little Darling' I understand why.
As much as we all love movies there is a reason why people continue to relish The Archers, radio plays and audio books.
The pleasure of being read to whilst washing up, driving a car, jogging along dull roads is immense. In fact, there is enormous pleasure to be had listening to audio books when just sitting in an armchair with the TV turned off.
I have had the privilege of seeing my stories and dialogue interpreted by actors over the years and it never fails to thrill me.
And, just now, I felt that same wonderful buzz again as I listened to Pearl Hewitt tell my story that feels so personal to me. Thank you so much Chris, Pearl and Helen Lloyd and many others for turning another of my dreams into wonderful reality.