‘Curious that the novels I have written belong to me, and yet don’t at all. They seemed almost to have changed while I haven’t been looking at them, found more substance, and linked themselves together with themes. But of course time does that. And in some ways all my six novels began with that confused young London girl Jennifer Hamilton, dislocated from normality after the death of her best friend, who tries to keep hold of her imagination. The quiet girl in a noisy world’
Sally Emerson writes about the ways in which the novel changes for Women’s Writers. You can read the full piece here.