Susannah Waters continued

Which newspaper do you read? The Guardian on Saturdays. Otherwise the Independent, but only if I’m travelling to London.
How often do you go to London and Brighton? Sometimes I might not go to London for months at a stretch, sometimes my work takes me there all the time. Brighton about once a fortnight. I’m a novelist so I spend most of my time sitting at home.
Are you pro or anti the Phoenix development? I’ve been approached by Lewes Matters and the Phoenix Action Group to do something artistic concerning the development. I’m instinctively wary, but I’d need to know more before making up my mind.
Favourite Lewes landmark? The view from the top of Keere Street, and the twitten that runs down to the All Saints. Especially that little green hobbit door. Once, when she was 2-3, my daughter Isobel knocked on it. A strange voice came from just behind it, saying, “go away”. It scared the life out of us.
How would you spend a perfect Sunday afternoon? In the Paddock opposite my house playing football with my son.
What’s on your hifi? At this moment it’s Cat Stevens’ Tea for the Tillerman, but all week I’ve been listening to my friend the opera singer Lorraine Hunt Lieberson, who died last week. There’ll never be a voice like it - go and buy her Handel disc, even if you don’t like opera.
Lewes would be better if… There were an arts officer on the Lewes District Council.
What Lewes really doesn’t need is… A Burger King.




The latest product of Ms Waters’ sitting at home all day