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Posted by Afjal

June 9th 2011

More of an enquiry than a question, but hope the reply is one that I'm hoping to hear as it would be great news. I'm a big fan of your 'The Wind On Fire" trilogy, and have been ever since I read them a few years ago now. I wish to read them again, but hard copies isn't one that would be suitable right now, especially as I read at night most of the time, as that's the only time I get time to read, and consequently I use my phone to read books as there's light from my phone, and plus I like to take advantage of the fact that technology allows us to do so now. I was therefore wondering whether an ebook version of the trilogy is due to be released, and if so, then a possible date I could look forward to perhaps? Thank You! Afjal.

William Nicholson responded:

There will be ebooks of my trilogies - the details are still being negotiated, apparently - and I'm told this means it will be some months before they're available. But it will happen.

Posted by Alexandra Stephens

June 7th 2011

I am currently reading - and thoroughly enjoying - The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life, and look forward to reading the sequel in due course. As someone with numerous connections to Downside, I cannot help but wonder if the rector of Edenbridge is based on Dom Martin Salmon (RIP) ???

William Nicholson responded:

No, no connection at all; though in a strange way I think you can trace many of the philosophical and moral themes back to my Downside influences. Not orthodox Catholic any more, needless to say, but that pursuit of truth and that puzzle over the nature of goodness - very Downside. I hope you enjoy the second book. There's a third on the way.

Posted by Iftekhar

June 5th 2011

Hello! I want to watch 'the March' I haven't found that movie anywhere. Can you plz point to some source of it. Thanks.

William Nicholson responded:

I'm afraid it's never been made available by the BBC, who own the rights.

Posted by Danny

June 3rd 2011

Are you going to turn The wind on fire into a movie? I would love it even more if it were a movie. Thanks, Danny

William Nicholson responded:

No plans at present. I'd love it too. But I need a film company to decide to do it...

Posted by Perdita Formentelli

June 2nd 2011

Dear Sir, I am a French student currently doing a master degree in English medieval literature at La Sorbonne, and I am writing my mémoire about the renewal of symbolism in the youth literature - which most often revives medieval themes and symbolisation - as an answer to the deconstructionism current that one can find in contemporary literature (cf. Philip Roth, Beigbeder...). In my work, I am mainly concentrating on your trilogy "Wind on Fire", as well as on Pullman and J.K.Rowling's works. This year, I am also part of a French teacher exchange program, which explains why I am currently living in Adelaide, South Australia. While living there, I have been confronted to the Aboriginal culture and, quite amazed, I've found many similarities between their spirituality and the one that you gave to the Manth people and their ancestors. Is there any chance that you were somehow influenced in your great work by the Aboriginal way of thinking and culture? Thank you very much for your time and talent, Ms Perdita

William Nicholson responded:

I too am amazed to hear this. No, I know nothing of Aboriginal spiritual culture. I'm well informed about many spiritual traditions, but that one I have missed. I suppose it's possible that some part of it has reached me via another route. After all, nothing is ever made up.

Posted by Ruksar Hussain

June 1st 2011

Hello there, remember when i asked you about some advice about my own made up book and you told me to write to Darren Shan i did. I think its been about a month and a half so i dont know what to do?so i was wondering if you could help me anything will do anything just something to keep me occupied in the holidays because i get so bored i either write or read so please reply thank you.

William Nicholson responded:

Your book was based on a Darren Shan book, wasn't it? It even had 'Darren Shan' as its hero? Famous writers like Darren get a lot of letters, so you mustn't mind if it takes time to answer them. He may not even be able to answer all of them. I suggest you get on with your book anyway. Imagine you are Darren Shan and write what you think he'd write. And if you get stuck, tell your story to a friend and see what they say. It could help get you to the next bit.