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I wish I’d known…

Novelists tell us what they wish they’d known right at the start of their careers.

‘When I got my first publishing deal back in my twenties, I wish I’d known that popping open the champagne was a little premature. Signing that contract for The Wrong Sort ofGirl with Hodder and Stoughton was only a first, very tiny, step. It was not, as I’d naively believed back then, the start of a glamorous career as a highly paid, bestselling novelist.

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