What inspired you to write your memoir?
This actually a novel. But it’s centred around a (fictitous) memoir supposedly written by Emma Darwin, wife of the great Charles. I wrote it after reading the magnificent and moving biography of Emma Darwin written by Edna Healy. I was first going to write a play about her, but then decided it was far too big a subject for the stage!
The book also led to the blog www.charlesdarwinblog.com
About your Book:
Emma’s journal recounts her extraordinary domestic life with Charles, in which she bore him ten children, ran his large household, nursed him through a lifetime’s sickness, and through it all edited his gigantic volume of scientific work whilst at the same time praying for his heathen soul since she was a devout Christian. The novel concerns a modern day detective search for this secret journal which has never been revealed because of its contentious nature.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
Only just published and to be found on http://sbpra.com/robinhawdon.
How do you see writing a Memoir as different from writing other genres of books?
The voice has to be right. Intimate, personal, revealing of the inner life.
One of Britain’s most prolific playwrights, with productions in over 40 countries and 20 languages. Well known in the USA, where his plays have appeared in almost every stock and amateur theatre, as well as on Broadway. Now concentrating on novel writing, after Hamlyn Book Of The Month publication and tremendous Amazon reader reviews of his first novel, A RUSTLE IN THE GRASS.