Val Hennessy tells Female First ten things about herself…

dreamland‘My novel, Not Far from Dreamland, is dedicated to the woods and hop-fields of Cobham, Kent (now buried beneath tarmac) where I used to go hop-picking in the 1950s. In the 1980s I was friends with Terence Stamp (a great actor, in my opinion) and we once spent a lovely, nostalgic day in the Kent hop-fields where he went “hopping” as a kid. It rained, and as we shivered under the dripping hop vines he said, “Do you fancy a drink,Val?” and handed me a hip-flask. I thought I was about to get a welcome, warming swig of vodka, but it was some sort of dreary herbal water. Stamp is teetotal. Boo!’

Val Hennessy tells Female First ten things about herself. The above is the first…

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