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Posted by Anne Wareham

July 18th 2011

Ah - that thing of asking for questions when all people want to do is make statements. Hi - we met at Ways with Words - you were kind in a rather uncosy context for me: much appreciated. I am the garden counter culture. Loved your talk - took me to your novels and am loving them: astute. Wanted to say: it is a modern tragedy, I think - that I am the one woman who can never give my husband what he would most love to have, no matter how much I wish I could. I cannot give him a new woman and the erotic charge and delight of being in love. Almost any attractive woman could give him that: bar me. I can't be one and I couldn't bear him having one. But I wouldn't deny him that were it possible. Insoluble. Should tell you what I love about your books but this is too long now! Next time! XXXXX Anne

William Nicholson responded:

I think your insight is brilliant. All of us, men and women, love the charge of new love; but I guess most of us make the deal, losing that charge and gaining security of love. Some people claim to be able to tolerate such adventures in their partners, but I'm not convinced it can ever work.

Posted by Jo

July 17th 2011

Thanks for replying to the inquiries on the Les Miserables film project. I am looking forward to the film version very much. My question - will you retain the sung-through format basically? Or will it be part full songs, part recitatives, and part spoken dialog? If completely sung-through, are you also collaborating with the team of Boublil and Schonberg?

William Nicholson responded:

Les Miserables is the creation of Boublil and Schonberg and naturally they remain in key position throughout. We are planning to introduce some spoken dialogue, so not full sung-through as on stage.

Posted by David

July 15th 2011

Found it, I got a copy off my friend whom it must of been written for: your buttocks are the pillows of my dreams< Jango> Thanks for the great line, now time to re-read a great book,

William Nicholson responded:

I hope your friend approves of that. Glad you found it.

Posted by Grace Allinson

July 15th 2011

Thank you for coming into my school today. I really enjoyed your talk. My school is Applemore College. Hope you enjoyed Harry Potter! Did you enjoy coming into my school? How many schools do you go to in a month?

William Nicholson responded:

I loved coming to your school. I do about one school talk a month. And the last Harry Potter film was excellent. What a journey it's been!

Posted by Grace Allinson

July 15th 2011

Do you enjoy going into schools and talking about your books?

William Nicholson responded:

I do enjoy it. I find it quite tiring too, because I get all enthusiastic as I talk. But it's great to meet people who either do read my books, or might in the future. I like the direct connection.

Posted by Renske

July 15th 2011

Hi William, Im reading All the Hopeful Lovers at the moment. As a 29 yr old woman from Brighton I find it touches upon most of the big questions im struggling with at the moment. What great insights you offer...and the tip about masters and servants is so simple but so genious, im going to apply it right away in my modelling career ;). Thanks for writing, xRenske

William Nicholson responded:

I so love it when readers tell me what I write makes a connection with their own lives. That's almost what I do it for. I know it's what I read for, when I read fiction. It's all made up, but the hope is it's all also true. Thank you.