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Posted by Jacqueline Twamley

September 25th 2009

I have read your novel The Secret Intensity of Everyday Life and I have just been on the web and ordered a couple more as I am coming to the end of my current novel very soon. I loved Secret, I thought Laura was wonderful and she of course made all the right chooses. I love reading novels with plots like yours. You read a few chapters and you dont really know what is going on then it all comes together beautifully. I heard you on the Simon Mayo show on Radio 5 Live when you were on with Peter James who is my favourite author. I also like reading books that are set in Brighton and Sussex because it is were I live. Funnily enough I also have family in Gloucestershire too. I found it quite alarming that you captured the way I think about life and relationships, that was a bit scary, you have an amazing insight into the way people think. I look forward to your new novel. Kind Regards Jacqueline Twamley

William Nicholson responded:

I'm really pleased you like it. Once it makes it to paperback I'm hoping it'll reach a whole lot more people - almost all the first edition hardbacks are now gone.

Posted by Basak

September 23rd 2009

Hello, I had watched Firelight many many years ago on Turkish TV. I have found it back again on youtube. I had the same feeling when I watched it again after so many years: Noone tries to conspire, lie or act on misunderstandings. I have felt this troughout the movie. Did you really have such purpose or was it only the plot that happened to be this way? Thank you for this lovely movie, Kind regards, Basak

William Nicholson responded:

I can only say that everything in the movie comes from me - characters, dialogue, and plot, which I invented. So yes, it's all deliberate. Or perhaps I should say, it all reflects my values. So I feel honoured by your comments. I've just come back from a holiday in Turkey with my family, and we were much struck by the kindness and honesty, the honourableness, of the people we met. So I return the compliment.

Posted by Sya Russell

September 23rd 2009

Hello Bill, not a question, just a hello! I worked with you on Firelight as Sophie's stand-in and a runner. This was the first real job I ever had on film. Watching such a beautiful romantic period piece unfold was a dream come true for me. I thought you would enjoy this email I received from a friend this morning: "I actually had a surprise thought of you sneak up on me last night, as I had just on a whim watched tv last night, which I never do, I watched a movie called Firelight, and enjoyed it very much. I always read thru the credits, a silly habit of mine, and I believe I saw your name go by, but didn't see what you did...what a well-done film. I kept thinking all thru that there must have been quality people working on it, because it was beautiful. And there you were!!!" I am enthralled by your website and all the works your hands have produced over the years! Some I knew about and others I did not...looking forward to going through everything, reading some of your books and there are a few films I haven't seen. Shadowlands is a big favourite of ours. God Bless, Sya

William Nicholson responded:

Hello back to you, after all these years. As you know, Firelight was a failure on release. But I love the way it lives on. So thanks for reminding me of a very happy time.

Posted by chris mylum

September 22nd 2009

hi i am chris mylum from northgate high school. What intrested you to write books

William Nicholson responded:

Check out the FAQs. Sorry to ask this, but I do get so many of the same questions.

Posted by sophie davis

September 22nd 2009

sorry to bug you again but im in the same year as daisy roberts and i am currently reading your book the wind singer as we are both in the same class. i was just wondering if you could share how much the novel the wind singer really means to you and if you have any favirote parts and like daisy i like the words (saga hog, pompaprune and banga plop.) hope to hear from you as soon as possable. thank you very much sophie xx

William Nicholson responded:

I'm pleased you like my funny swear words. I don't have favourite parts, really. I love it all.

Posted by sophie davis

September 22nd 2009

hi this is a question which i am really intrested in its about the wind singer i am doing it at school. what inspired you to write the story ..

William Nicholson responded:

Check out the FAQs.