Frequently Asked Questions:
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1 - Why did you choose to write this novel?
2 - Was it hard writing from a point of view of a woman?
3 - How did research change or influence the direction of the novel?
4 - Did you do research before or during the writing?
5 - How long did it take you to write the novel?
6 - How did you balance the demands of teaching, writing, and having a family? How does teaching affect your writing?
7 - Are there documents of the real Annette’s activities in the resistance?
8 - Is there evidence of Annette in Wordworth’s poetry?
9 - Did you know the Calais section would make readers angry at Wordsworth?
10 - Why couldn’t Annette and William stay together after Calais?
11 - What is the most interesting thing you found out in your research?
12 - Is there a surviving portrait of Annette Vallon?
Additional Questions from an Interview with the Author in HarperCollins On-line Reader's Group Guide
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